The archaic...the arcane...and fantastic...the historic...Compiled from divers sources.
Friday, March 6, 2009
THE ANCIENT ROMAN EMPIRE
Abraham Ortelius, in Parergon, Antwerp, 1595 Osher Collection, University of Southern Maine The elegant design of this map complements the geographic delineation with embellishments illustrating the history of the Roman Empire. These include medallion portraits of Romulus and Remus, a text panel containing a brief history of the Roman Empire, and a genealogical diagram of the lineage of the Roman emperors.