Auction 116, Lot 713

"Terra Sancta", Ortelius/Coignet

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Epitome Theatri orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

This is a miniature version of Ortelius' modern map of the Holy Land. Unlike the folio version, this map is oriented with west at top, instead of east. It shows the path of the Children of Israel through the wilderness and a few major cities. The map is from the third epitome of Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum. The maps in this edition were copied from Phillip Galle's final edition of 1598 but were drawn and engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius with wide borders with latitude and longitude shown. Italian text on verso.

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Condition: A

Minor toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/20/2006

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