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Description:This large original copper plate engraved antique map of the known Ancient World, during the time of Ptolemy, was engraved in 1763 - dated in the tile cartouche - and was published in Jean-Baptiste Bourguinon D Anvilles large elephant folio atlas Atlas Generale.
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - OriginalColors used: - Yellow, green, redGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 31in x 22in (790mm x 560mm)Plate size: - 31in x 22in (790mm x 560mm)Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Light soilingPlate area: - Light soilingVerso: - Light soling
Background: The map shows a modern outline of the regions of Europe known at the time of Ptolemy, using ancient place names and omitting regions which had not yet been discovered by Europeans.