Palaestinae Sive Totius Terrae Promissionis Nova Descriptio (A New Representation of Palestine or all the Promised Land...)
Place Published: Antwerp
Publisher: Abraham Ortelius
Date Published: 1595
Description: Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14 x 19.5".
Comments: This lovely historical map of the Holy Land extends from Berytus (Beirut) to the Nile Delta and the map reaches south to the Red Sea. Dotted lines marked with numbers show the path of the Israelites out of Egypt over the course of 42 years, from the assembly of the tribes at Raemses to the crossing of the Red Sea, then the eventual journey across the Jordan River just north of the Dead Sea into Palestine. A text box in the upper left describes the region, and a cartouche in the lower left holds the title and scales. Both are elaborately decorated with scrolls, plants, and sculptural figures of animals and centaurs. This is the third edition of the map as recognized by the three ships (van den Broecke 172). It was published in Ortelius's famous "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which is historically considered the first modern atlas. It is in good condition with full margins. Some light staining in the margins and a crease to the lower corner. Latin text on verso. Abraham Ortelius (1527--1598), a Flemish cartographer and geographer, is widely regarded as one of the important and influential cartographers in history. He is known for his "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which was the first modern atlas.Language: English
Book ID: 243099