Auction 133, Lot 555

"Lumen Historiarum per Orientem, Illustrandis Biblijs Sacris, Martyrologio, & alijs Multis a Fran. Hareio Concinnatum", Kaerius/Jansson

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1684 (circa)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Delineatio

Color: Black & White

18.5 x 15 inches
47 x 38.1 cm

Beautifully engraved map of the region from the eastern Mediterranean 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. This map was compiled by Frans van Heren and engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Georg Horn's classical atlas.

References: Laor #323.

Condition: B+

Brilliant, dark impression with very wide, original margins. Some toning on the lower centerfold, mostly in the blank margin.

Estimate: $250 - $350


Closed on 9/1/2010