Auction 140, Lot 689

"De Beschryving van de Reysen Pauli, en van de Andere Apostelen…", Avelen, Jan van den

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm

This beautiful map of the eastern Mediterranean region details the travels of Apostle Paul. It is richly decorated with scenes from St. Paul's travels in vignettes along the top and bottom and numerous sailing ships and a compass rose in the sea. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #153.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with wide margins. There are a few minute holes only visible when held to light and a couple of minor spots. There is a small, professionally repaired hole at a fold intersection in title cartouche.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/23/2012