THE HOLY LAND

 

$3,800

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AUTHOR:

ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM

TITLE:

Terra Sancta...

CONDITION:

14-1/2” x 19-3/4. Original color. Excellent condition.

DATE:

1584/1595

DESCRIPTION:

One of the most famous early depictions of the Holy Land, this map is based on Christian Sgrothen’s nine-sheet map of 1570. It shows the biblical kingdoms of Galilee, Samaria and Judea. Offshore is a large vignette of Jonah and the whale. There are two exceptional cartouches. The scale of miles is surrounded by strapwork, with an inset mask. At upper right is a strapwork title cartouche, surmounted by three medallions that contain scenes from the life and death of Christ: the nativity, the crucifixion, and he resurrection.

REFERENCES:

Van den Broecke, 173.

Inventory No. 8271

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