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ORTELIUS, A. - Peregrinationis Divi Pavli Typus Corographicus…

ORTELIUS, A. - Peregrinationis Divi Pavli Typus Corographicus…
Peregrinationis Divi Pavli Typus Corographicus… - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Peregrinationis Divi Pavli Typus Corographicus….
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1579.
Size : 14.0 x 19.9 inches. / 35.5 x 50.5 cm.
Colouring : Attractive Coloring

Description :A gorgeous Ortelius map of the travels of St. Paul the Apostle through the Mediterranean, extending west to Italy and east to the Euphrates, including parts of the Red Sea and the Black Sea. Published by Ortelius in Antwerp in 1579.(Signed and dated in bottom left corner). A first edition with “corographicus” in title cartouche.
Two ornate vignette scenes from the St. Paul's travels are illustrated and coloured with unusual detail. The vignette at top left depicts Saul being struck down from his horse by divine rays, while to the right, Paul and his companions are miraculously guided ashore from the shipwreck that stranded him on Malta. Several sailing ships and sea monsters in the Mediterranean. At the bottom, a quote from “2 Corinthians, 5”. Latin text on verso.

Abraham Ortelius (1527–1598) was a Flemish/Netherlandish cartographer and geographer, conventionally recognised as the creator of the first modern atlas, the “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum” (Theatre of the World). One of the founders and the notable representatives of the Netherlandish school of cartography in its golden age (the 16th and 17th centuries), he is also believed to be the first person to imagine that the continents were joined together before drifting to their present positions. ¤
Van Broecke 181; Laor 545; Karrow 16c.
Condition : In very fine condition.

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