Auction 140, Lot 691

"Geographische Beschryvinge, van de Wandeling der Apostelen ende de Reysen Pauli…", Savry, Jacob

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1648 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 13 inches
49 x 33 cm

This map portrays the Eastern Mediterranean from Rome, through Asia Minor and the Holy Land, to Babylon. Territorial divisions reflect the political conditions of the first century A.D. The route of Apostle Paul is charted from Jerusalem to Rome. The decorative panels at top and bottom show the major events of Paul's journey; each vignette being a composite of two or three episodes. The one at the left of the cartouche shows Paul's baptism by Ananias and his daring escape from Damascus. Other scenes depict the young Paul before his conversion, healing the paralytic, his ship wreck at Malta, and his appearance before Nero. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #111.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, with a few fold separations and a small tear at top left that has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/23/2012