London, South Kensington
3 October 2006
ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Terra Sancta. [Antwerp: n.d.]. Hand-coloured engraved map of the Holy Land, (364 x 502mm). Title set in decorative cartouche at upper right surmounted by three vignettes of the birth, death and resurrection of Christ, scale bar set in decorative cartouche, vignette of Jonah being thrown to the whale at lower left. Latin text on verso. Framed and glazed. The map is engraved after Petrus Laicstain and Christian Schrot and is oriented east to the top of the map showing the shoreline from Beirut to Gaza.
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