Auction 98, Lot 344

"Tabula Geographica, in Qua Omnes Regiones, Urbes, Oppida, et Loca Describuntur, quorum mentio sit in Actis et Epistolis Apostolorum, et Apaocalypsi…", Plancius/Cloppenburg

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 11.4 inches
49 x 29 cm

Superb graphic map of the eastern Mediterranean, from Rome to Babylon, depicting the spread of Christianity as reported in the Acts of the Apostles. This is the final map of the standard set of five maps normally found in Dutch Bibles, The map is surrounded by fifteen Biblical vignettes including the apostles receiving heavenly inspiration and the apocalypse. The map includes a small inset of the whole Mediterranean region and is further decorated with a compass rose, sailing ship and strapwork distance scale.

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Condition: A

Expert repair of a few tears at sides with margins extended to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $2,100

Closed on 3/6/2002

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