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Auction 164, Lot 31

"Geographia Sacra", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1624 (published)

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 1624.

References: Van den Broecke #179.

Condition: A

A dark impression on paper with a horn watermark and a small chip at top left.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/13/2017