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Auction 145, Lot 643

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

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1648 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 13 inches
48.5 x 33 cm
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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+

A nice impression, issued folding with professional repairs to several fold separations and some light soiling. Remargined at top with a minor amount of neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/12/2013