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ORTELIUS,A. - Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et Vita.

ORTELIUS,A. - Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et Vita.
Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et Vita. - ORTELIUS,A.
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Title : Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et Vita..
Map maker : ORTELIUS,A..
Date : Antwerp 1601-1612.
Size : 14.1 x 18.3 inches. / 35.7 x 46.6 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured

Description :The Holy Land map itself occupies the centre 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.
References: Laor (1986) Maps of the Holy Land, Meridian, Amsterdam, map 547, p. 78-79. M. van den Broecke and D. GŁnzburger The Wanderings of Patriarch Abraham , p. 319-329, in: M. van den Broecke, P. van der Krogt and P. Meurer (eds.) Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas , HES Publishers, 1998.

Condition : Paper slightly age-toned. Overall, a very good and dark impression. Mint.

ID: 16174

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