Monde Connu des Anciens


An interesting synthesis of contemporary and ancient cartography.

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This fascinating map of the world was engraved by L. Smith and published in Paris by J. Migeon around 1890. Using a relatively unusual projection, the image presents the scope of the world as it was understood by ancient Greek geographers, but includes contemporary geographic information.

For example, the course of the Niger River reflects some of the most recent explorations of the day. Two insets in the upper corners present world maps according to Herodotus and Eratosthenes, while the lower corners show the ruins of Palmyra and Persepolis – another example of the dichotomy between the ancient and ‘modern.’

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1890

Author: J. Migeon

Sheet Width (in): 20.1

Sheet Height (in): 15.2

Condition: A

Condition Description: Slightly toned around the outer edges, consistent with age, but in near fine condition overall.


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