Auction 130, Lot 648

"Rdo. Dno. D. Adr. Stalpartio Abb. Togerlesi Disniso.d. Lumen Historiarum per Orientem. Illustrandis Biblijs Sacris, Martyro-Logio, et Alijs Multis…", Anon.

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 10.5 inches
34.8 x 26.7 cm

Beautifully engraved map of the region from the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea to the Persian Gulf based on the Ortelius/Vrients map of this title designed by Franciscus Haraeus. The map extends through Turkey and the Caucasus to include the region north of the Black Sea. Details include the pyramids in Egypt, the route of Abraham from Ur to Sichem, and the wandering of the Children of Israel. A large inset map of the Holy Land is shown at the right and a world map lies above.

References: cf Van den Broecke #184.

Condition: B+

Old color with some minor toning.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/2/2009