Auction 127, Lot 667

"De Beschryving van de Reysen Pauli, en van de Andere Apostelen…", Avelen, Jan van den

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1687 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 14 inches
46.5 x 35.6 cm

This highly decorative map of the eastern Mediterranean region details the travels of Apostle Paul. At top and bottom, panels of scenes from the Acts of the Apostles illustrate events in Paul's journey. The map itself is filled with ancient place names and is quite detailed. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #153.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and lovely later color. Narrow (1/8") top margin with the right side extended to accomodate framing and a bit of the neatline in facsimile. There are a couple tiny edge tears in the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/25/2009