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Auction 106, Lot 449

"Tabula Geographica, in qua Omnes Regiones, Urbes, Oppida, et Loca Describuntur…", Plancius/Cloppenburg

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 11.5 inches
49.5 x 29.2 cm
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Superb graphic map of the eastern Mediterranean, from Rome to Babylon, depicting the spread of Christianity as reported in the Acts of the Apostles. This is the final map of the standard set of five maps normally found in Dutch Bibles. Fifteen Biblical vignettes including the apostles receiving heavenly inspiration and the apocalypse surround the map. The map includes a small inset of the whole Mediterranean region and is further decorated with an elaborate compass rose, sailing ship and strapwork distance scale. Second state with D.R.M. Mathes added to imprint.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #82.

Condition: A

Side margins extended to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 3/3/2004