"Palestinae sive Totius Terrae Promissionis Nova Descriptio Auctore Tilemano Stelia Sigenens", Ortelius/Galle
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1590 (published)
Publication: Epitome du Theatre du Monde d'Abraham Ortelius
Color: Hand Color
4.2 x 3 inches
10.7 x 7.6 cm
This is a miniature version of Ortelius' modern map of the Holy Land. It shows the path of the Children of Israel through the wilderness and a few major cities. French text on verso. The first pocket version of Ortelius' Theatrum was published by Philippe Galle in 1577 as Spieghel der Werelt. Galle began a new edition with new plates, commonly known as the Epitome, in 1588. Galle's miniature atlas was quite popular, and was published in editions until 1602. From 1583 he gradually introduced a new set of maps, both adding to and replacing the originals. The plates were then passed to Jan B. Vrients, who retouched some of the plates and published the final editions of the Epitome in 1601 and 1602.
References: King (2nd Ed.) pp. 64-65 & 88-89; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8150:331.
A nice impression with light toning and soiling. The left margin has been reinforced with old paper on recto.