"Geogiaphische Beschryvinge, van de Wandeling der Apostelen ende de Reysen Pauli", Offermans, Josua
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East
Period: 1648 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
18.4 x 11.8 inches
46.7 x 30 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: cf Laor #789; Poortman & Augusteijn #117.
Light toning with a few scattered spots and some show-through of text on verso. Centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins have been closed with archival tape. Trimmed at left but still room for framing.