Tabvla Itineraria ex Illvstri Pevtingerorvm Bibliotheca qvae Avgvstae Vindel. est beneficio Marci Velseri Septemviri Avgvstani in Lvcem Edita...

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Tabula Itineraria ex Illustri Peutingerorum Bibliotheca quae Augustae Vindel. est beneficio Marci Velseri Septemviri Augustani in Lucem Edita...

Title Translation: Roadmap from the Illustrious Peutinger Table Library of Augustus Vindel?

Barcode: 4859

Creator: Bertius, Petrus, 1565-1629, Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publishing Location: Amsterdam

Region Depicted: Roman Empire · Mediterranean Region

Date Range: 1598 - 1619

Language: Latin

Historical Context: Known as the Peutinger Tables, these eight maps are copied from a series of manuscripts showing the Roman road network in the third or fourth century. They are early examples of data visualization showing all distances between places but not to scale or direction. As such, they are more like a cartogram than a map.The Peutinger Table is a series of ?road maps? showing the network of routes from ancient Rome to the far corners of the known world. Distorted landmasses emphasize the east-west flow of the routes, and icons of buildings mark important points along the way; this is more about itinerary than literal representation of place.

Subjects: Bertius, Petrus, 1565-1629 · Imperial cities (Holy Roman Empire) · Peutinger table

See Also: Tabula Itineraria ex Illustri Peutingerorum Bibliotheca quae Augustae Vindel. est beneficio Marci Velseri Septemviri Augustani in Lucem Edita...

Map Type: Views, Road Maps

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Part 3 of a 4 part map with OS-1619-2.1, 1619-2.2, 1619-2.4. 1 sheet: uncolored; illustrated; two panels depicting Roman roads. Above upper segment: "Tabulae Peutingerianae Segmentum V. a Sarmatis Hamaxobiis usque ad Roxulanas." Lower segment: "Segmentum VI. a Sarmatis Roxulanis usque ad Parnacos."

Brief Description: Segments 5 and 6, together comprising part 3 of a 4-part Peutinger Table road map of the Roman Empire.

Physical Description: Two views on one sheet: illustrated, hand-laid paper

Theme: Foundations of Modern Cartography: Ptolemaic, Italian, Cosmographical

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/4859.0001