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ORTELIUS,A. - Terra Sancta.
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Terra Sancta. - ORTELIUS,A.
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Title : Terra Sancta..
Map maker : ORTELIUS,A..
Date : Antwerp 1590.
Size : 14.6 x 20.1 inches. / 37.0 x 51.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.
Description :This is the most modern of Ortelius' maps of the Holy Land. It focuses specifically on the Holy Land and is oriented with east of the top. Ortelius used as a model the wall map of Peter Laicksteen who had actually visited the Holy Land in 1566. However, Ortelius introduced several revisions to the original. (See Nebenzahl.)
In addition to two elaborate cartouches, the map is decorated with a dramatic vignette of Jonah plunging from a ship into the mouth of the whale.
Koeman III, Ort 29 B: Phillips (Atlases) 396
Condition : Paper slightly age-toned. In good condition.
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