Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Tabula Peutingeriana

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Tabula Peutingeriana[edit]

Original - An 1887 composite facsimile of the Tabula Peutingeriana by Conradi Millieri.
Reason
A high quality reproduction of an incredibly important historical artifact; excellent stitching and color matching. The height is 70 pixels short of the FPC minimum, but given the length I hope we can overlook that.
Articles this image appears in
Tabula Peutingeriana, Ancient world maps
Creator
Conradi Millieri, uploaded to Commons by PHGCOM
  • Support as nominator SingCal 03:28, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Question What is the particular value of this nineteenth century recontstruction of an imperial Roman map? DurovaCharge! 08:29, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
    • I imagine that the historical value of the map itself is self-evident; this particular reconstruction is of a quality and legibility so as to be readable by modern non-scholars, something problematic (for lack of any better term) about earlier versions and that I think is the real unique value of this particular rendition. SingCal 16:11, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
      • If you locate a less JPEG artifacted version I'd support. DurovaCharge! 20:37, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
        • Oppose - tried to hold off, but really needs a less artifacted file to deserve FP. Please renominate if something better becomes available. DurovaCharge! 03:53, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose huge amount of JPEG artifacts, rendering text unreadable. If there is a less compressed version, please upload. — BRIAN0918 • 2008-02-20 14:16Z
  • Weak Support - of important encyclopædic value, but it is a facsimile, after all. Booksworm Sprechen-sie Koala? 20:27, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Weak support - I would prefer to see the original though this facsimile has enc interest and the advantage of being readable. I believe that in the original Tabula Peutigeriana the first sheet (the one with Iberia) is missing. I'm curious about the origin of the left most part of this facsimile. -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 08:36, 21 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose the artifact, especially around the labels, makes it clear that there was a better uncompressed scan and that is might be possible to get it. gren グレン 02:04, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support - Its awesome. Terrasidius (talk) 20:05, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose Per previous comments, would prefer better version. нмŵוτнτ 22:40, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Not promoted MER-C 08:14, 28 February 2008 (UTC)