Map Classical Geography "The Roman Empire as it was in the time of Julius Caesar and it is described in his Commentaries, and in Silius Italicus" Christopher Browne c.1725
Antique copper-plate engraving on laid paper with original hand colouring, for Christopher Browne's folio "The Geography of the Antients sofar as describ'd as is contained in the Greek and Latin Claffics (Classics) in The Maps of the Old World and its several Kingdoms and Provinces..." printed London 1725, "A Collection long wanted, and now Publish'd for the Use of Schools"
Condition = Excellent with no grime, foxing mould, tears. Printed on Laid paper folded in middle preparing it for binding. Plate mark complete .
Size of Page= 26.5 x 18cm (10.5 x 7.2 inch) / Plate mark = 23.2 x 16.2 cm (9.3 x 6.5 inch)
Silius Italicus, in full, Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus, was a Roman consul, orator, and Latin epic poet of the 1st century AD.
Christopher Browne, map maker/print-seller flourished between 1688 -1712, having taken over the print-selling business of Robert Walton on his death. It had been Walton's apprentice in 1683. Browne may have come from a family of minor gentry. He seems to have done well in business, having two shops at the height of his career from which he retired to live the life of a gentleman. In retirement he grew vines and corresponded with the founder of the British Museum, Sir Hans Sloane.