Auction 139, Lot 581

"Palaestinae Sive Totius Terrae Promissionis Nova Descriptio Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sigenensi", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1584 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 13.5 inches
45.2 x 34.3 cm

This attractive map of Palestine covers the area from the Red Sea north to Sidon. The map shows mountains in profile, rivers and locates many towns and villages. The map is decorated by two large cartouches, three sailing ships and four different distance scales. The map was drawn by German cartographer Tilemann Stella in 1552 and published in the Parergon.

References: van den Broecke #172; Laor #542.

Condition: B+

There is a slight fold separation in the upper portion of the image located in one of the sailing ships, which is only visible when held to light along with some even aged toning.

Estimate: $700 - $850


Closed on 2/15/2012