Auction 129, Lot 698

"Descriptio Peregrinationis D. Pauli, Apostoli, Exhibens Loca sere omnia tam in Novo Testamento quam in Actis Apostolorum memorata: Opera Abrahami Ortelii", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1741 (circa)

Publication: Horn's Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14.3 inches
50.3 x 36.3 cm

This splendid map depicts the travels of St. Paul and is taken directly from the work of Ortelius and engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Two fine scenes at the top depict incidents during the journey; between is a drawn-curtain style title cartouche. Map shows the countries along the Mediterranean, including Cyprus, Greece, and most of Italy. In the sea are a wrecked sailing ship and another being attacked by a sea monster.


Condition: A

There are a few extraneous creases, and a light damp stain in the top margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/23/2009