Auction 119, Lot 44

"Geographia Sacra", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1603 (circa)

Publication: Parergon

Color: Black & White

19 x 15.2 inches
48.3 x 38.6 cm

Dramatic and beautifully engraved map of the ancient Biblical world including southern Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. The map is based on the Old and New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginta. At the bottom of the map is small (4.2 x 2.7") inset map of the modern world on an oval projection surrounded with a decorative strapwork cartouche.

References: Van den Broecke #179.

Condition: B

Very sharp impression. A small hole was professionally repaired in an unengraved portion of the map. The paper is sound with a few areas of unevenness.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $475

Closed on 5/9/2007