Auction 139, Lot 561

"Peregrinationis Divi Pauli Typus Corographicus…", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1603 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.8 x 14 inches
50.3 x 35.6 cm

First state of this splendid map depicting the travels of St. Paul throughout the Eastern Mediterranean based on various sources. The title cartouche is flanked by two Biblical views including the shipwreck of the Apostle Paul at Malta. At the bottom is a verse of scripture from St. Paul's letters (Corinthians, 2:5). The Mediterranean Sea is highlighted with a pair of sea monsters and sailing ships. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #181.1.

Condition: B+

There are small separations along the centerfold along with a few spots in the image. The map is evenly toned with remnants of paper tape used for framing on verso.

Estimate: $700 - $900


Closed on 2/15/2012