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Auction 120, Lot 667

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

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1608 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 13.8 inches
50 x 35.1 cm

First state of this splendid map depicting the travels of St. Paul throughout the Eastern Mediterranean based on various sources. The title cartouche is flanked by two Biblical views including the shipwreck of the Apostle Paul at Malta. At the bottom is a verse of scripture from St. Paul's letters (Corinthians, 2:5). The Mediterranean Sea is highlighted with a pair of sea monsters and sailing ships. Italian text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #181.1.

Condition: B+

Handsome original color and a nice impression on a sturdy sheet that has been professionally backed with Japanese tissue to reinforce areas of slightly oxidized color.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 7/18/2007