Auction 117, Lot 694

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

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1603 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.8 x 13.8 inches
50.3 x 35.1 cm

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

References: Van den Broecke #181.

Condition: B

Good impression with slightly uneven toning, else very good.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/6/2006