Auction 134, Lot 582

"Peregrinatie der Apostelen Ende tleuen Pauli", Doetichum (the Younger), Johannes van

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1595 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 12 inches
54.6 x 30.5 cm

This is a very rare map illustrating the sea voyage of Apostle Paul. It covers the Eastern Mediterranean from Rome, through Asia Minor and the Holy Land, to Persia. Territorial divisions reflect the political conditions of the first century A.D. The decorative panels at top and bottom illustrate important events in Paul's journey; each vignette being a composite of two or three episodes. These scenes were drawn by K. Mandere. This composition was copied by several other mapmakers for Dutch Bibles for much of the 17th & 18th centuries. Dutch text on verso. There are no records of this map being on the market in the past 30 years.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #66.

Condition: B

Professional paper restoration at both sides including skilled facsimile of about 3" of the border and 1/2" of the map. This work was very skillfully accomplished and is only noticeable on verso.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/1/2010