Auction 117, Lot 722

"Typus Chorographicus, Celebrium Locorum in Regno Iudae et Israhel", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1586 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.3 inches
49.5 x 36.3 cm

This is a superb map of the ancient kingdoms of Judea and Israel based on Tilleman Stella's maps of 1552 and 1557. This is a fine example of Ortelius' engraving style with two extraordinary cartouches. A key identifies major cities, priestly and sanctuary towns, Philistine cities, and places belonging to the tribes of Ephraim and Simeon. The map is dated 1586 but was not published until 1590. German text on verso.

References: Tooley (TMC-3, pp.28-31; Van den Broecke #180.

Condition: A

Sharp impression and nice later color with a bit of color offsetting on centerfold. Some stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $900

Closed on 12/6/2006