Auction 133, Lot 549

"Carte Particuliere des Pays ou les Apotres ont Preche l'Evangile…", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1809 (published)

Publication: Nouvel atlas de la Bible…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.3 x 15.5 inches
46.5 x 39.4 cm

This is a very uncommon version of Pierre Mortier's map of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East published by Jacques Desray. It illustrates the travels of St. Paul and includes more of Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula than other similar maps, although detail is confined to the coastal regions. The map was precisely engraved by Mademoiselle Glot.

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Condition: A

There are a pair of spots in the bottom margins, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/1/2010

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