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Auction 123, Lot 641

"Tabula Geographica, in Qua Omnes Regiones, Urbes, Oppida, et Loca Describuntur, quorum mentio sit in Actis et Epistolis Apostolorum, et Apaocalypsi…", Plancius/Cloppenburg

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1609 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 11.5 inches
49.5 x 29.2 cm

First state of this superb, graphic map of the eastern Mediterranean, from Rome to Babylon, depicts the spread of Christianity as reported in the Acts of the Apostles. This is the final map of the standard set of five maps normally found in Dutch Bibles. The map is surrounded by fifteen Biblical vignettes including the apostles receiving heavenly inspiration, and the events of the Apocalypse as in the book of Revelations. The map includes a small inset of the whole Mediterranean region and is further decorated with a compass rose, sailing ship and strapwork distance scale. Dutch text on verso, from a Dutch Bible published by Cloppenburg.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #82; Laor #570.

Condition: A

A lovely impression on a sheet with some professional repairs in blank margins including paper restoration in lower left corner.

Estimate: $1,700 - $2,100

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 2/20/2008