Auction 150, Lot 38

"Geographia Sacra", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1598 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13.9 inches
48.3 x 35.3 cm

Dramatic and beautifully engraved map of the ancient Biblical world including southern Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. The map is based on the Old and New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginta. At the bottom of the map is small (4.2 x 2.7") inset map of the modern world on an oval projection surrounded with a decorative strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso, published in 1603.

References: Van den Broecke #179.

Condition: B+

A fine impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and original margins. There are a few small spots in the image and a hint of offsetting along the centerfold at top.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/17/2014