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ORTELIUS, A. - Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et Vita.

ORTELIUS, A. -  Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et Vita.
ORTELIUS, A. - Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et Vita.
Date: Anvers, 1601-1612
Size: 357 x 466 mm.
Colouring: In attractive strong original colours.
Condition: Paper slightly age-toned. Overall, a very good and dark impression. Good margins, with contemp. annotations. Small repair lower part center fold. Paper slightly cleaned and sized for protective reason. Latin text on verso.

Description

The Holy Land map itself occupies the center and is surrounded by vignettes of the life of the Patriarch Abraham. Extremely decorative map made by Ortelius, based on Ptolemy, but mostly on the bible, particularly for the illustrations of Abraham's life from his departure from Ur to his death, depicted in 22 medallions.

The same map as previous lot, but from the new plate with "hatching from upper left to lower right" (B.), which appears from 1592 onwards side by side with old one; second state, Latin editon of 1603.

References: Laor (1986) Maps of the Holy Land, Meridian, Amsterdam, map 547, p. 78-79; M. van den Broecke and D. Günzburger The Wanderings of Patriarch Abraham , p. 319-329; M. van den Broecke, P. van der Krogt and P. Meurer (eds.) Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas , HES Publishers, 1998; Van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, 183.2.
1,750€
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  • Reference N°: 42851
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