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Auction 104, Lot 515

"Descriptio Peregrinationis D. Pauli, Apostoli, Exhibens Loca sere omnia tam in Novo Testamento quam in Actis Apostolorum memorata, Opera Abramami Ortelii", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1657 (published)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio

Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 14.5 inches
51.3 x 36.8 cm
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This splendid map depicts the travels of St. Paul and is taken directly from the work of Ortelius and engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Two fine scenes in top depict incidents during the journey. At center is a drawn-curtain style title cartouche. Map shows the countries along the Mediterranean, including Cyprus, Greece, and most of Italy. In the sea are a wrecked sailing ship and another being attacked by a sea monster.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 0850H:1.

Condition: A+

Expert repair of fold in blank margin.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/10/2003