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Abraham Ortelius:  Geographia Sacra (Modern World Map Inset)

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Title: Geographia Sacra (Modern World Map Inset)

Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1624

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19 x 14 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 50789


Description:

Decorative example of Ortelius' map of the Ancient world, with an inset of his modern map of the world at the bottom center.

The main map shows the world as it was known at the time of Ptolemy and is richly embellshed with 3 decorative cartouches.  Van Den Broecke notes that it "is based on holy writers in the Old and the New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginta."


References: Van den Broecke, M. 179; cf Laor, E. 549.


Related Categories:
Maps of Africa
Maps of the Mediterranean
Maps of the Holy Land
Maps of the Middle East
Maps of Europe
Maps of Europe
Maps of the World

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