Catalog Archive
Auction 90, Lot 276

"Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio, et vita, Abrahamo Ortelio Antverpiano auctore",

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1601-12 (published)

Publication: Parergon

Color: Hand Color

18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm

One of the most beautiful Holy Land maps designed and probably engraved by Ortelius himself. Its imaginative design includes an elaborately engraved frame containing twenty-two scenes illustrating the life of Abraham, from his departure from Ur to his death. Ref: Laor #547 and van den Broecke #183. Fine condition and original color.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $2,200 - $2,500

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 3/15/2000