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ORTELIUS,A. - Palestinae sive totius Terrae Promissionis nova descriptio?

ORTELIUS,A. - Palestinae sive totius Terrae Promissionis nova descriptio?
Palestinae sive totius Terrae Promissionis nova descriptio? - ORTELIUS,A.
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Title : Palestinae sive totius Terrae Promissionis nova descriptio?.
Map maker : ORTELIUS,A..
Date : Antwerp 1575..
Size : 13.7 x 18.6 inches. / 34.8 x 47.2 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :A new description of Palestine or the whole Promised Land. The shoreline runs from Berytus (Beirut) to the Nile Delta, reaching inland east of the Jordan and in the south to the Red Sea. The Dead Sea is crescent shaped. A legend at upper left and the title at bottom right are surrounded by cartouches in baroque style. The legend reads: Antiquisima huius terre appelatio fuit Canaan?Hodie eam terram Sanctam nuncupant?
At the top of the left hand upper cartouche there is a small empty space which in the later editions carries an inscription. Latin text on verso : Palaestina vel Terra Sancta.
This is the third issue of the first state of the first Palestine map of Ortelius. From the Theatrum orbis terrarum, Antwerp, A. Coppen van Diest, 1575, p. 66.
Condition : Paper age-toned, a few minor wormholes in printed area.

ID: 16064

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