ORTELIUS ABRAHAM

Abrahami patriarchae peregrinatio et vita
Date: Antwerp,1590 - 1595
Holy Land
Cod 8425
Subject: Holy Land
3.000,00 €
Copper engraving, mm 352x457, original color. "The Holy Land map itself occupies the centre and is surrounded by vignettes of the life of the Patriarch Abraham. Extremely decorative map made by Ortelius, based on Ptolemy, but mostly on the bible, particularly for the illustrations of Abraham's life from his departure from Ur to his death, depicted in 22 medallions”. Laor, Maps of the Holy Land, 547, p. 78-79; Van den Broecke, 182.

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