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