Conrad Peutinger.Geb.d 14 Oct. 1465, Gestorb.d 24 Nov 1547.
[Weimar: n.d., c.1808.]
Stipple. Plate 150 x 95mm (6 x 3¾").
Konrad Peutinger (1465-1547), a German humanist and antiquarian best known for his ownership of the Peutinger Table, a 13th-century manuscript copy of a road map of the Roman Empire. It is believed that Agrippa (64/63 - 12 BC, grandfather of Emperor Caligula) ordered the original to be drawn, but it seems to have been continally updated, as it marks Pompei (destroyed AD 79) and Constantinople (founded 328). It remains one of the very few example of Roman mapping to survive, having passed from the Peutinger family to Prince Eugene of Savoy and to the Habsburg Imperial Court Library. The portrait was engraved by Carl August Scwerdgeburth (1785-1878) and published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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