Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
Description: 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?
Bar Code: 4859
Creator: Bertius, Petrus, 1565-1629 , Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598
Publishing Location: Amsterdam
Region Depicted: Roman Empire · Mediterranean Region
Date Produced: 01/01/1970
Date Published: 01/01/1970
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
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