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Auction 138, Lot 709

"Lumen Historiarum per Orientem, Illustrandis Biblijs Sacris, Martyrologio, et alijs Multis a Fran. Hareio Concinnatu…", Recurti

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1697 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 15.3 inches
47 x 38.9 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. Engraved by Recurtis and published by the Seminary of Padua, which was founded in 1680 by Gregory Barbarigo, the bishop of Padua.

References: cf. Laor #323.

Condition: B+

A fine impression and wide margins on watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/7/2011