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Auction 115, Lot 623

"Peregrinationis Divi Pauli Typus Corographicus…", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 13.8 inches
50 x 35.1 cm

A splendid map depicts the travels of Paul throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. The title cartouche is flanked by two Biblical views including the shipwreck of Paul. At the bottom is a verse of scripture (2 Corinthians, 5). The map is also ornamented with ships and sea monsters. This example is from the first state of the plate, Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #181.

Condition: B

Some stains and minor soil in blank margins. Later color.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/21/2006