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Lot 43

Map of Palestine – Abraham Ortelius – Antwerp, 1595 – Hand-Colored Engraving

Palestinae sive totius Terrae Promissionis nova descriptio auctore Tilemanno Stella Sigenensi, map of Palestine. Hand-colored engraving, from the atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius. [Antwerp, 1595]. Latin.
A map of Palestine showing both sides of the Jordan River (after Tilemann Stella), delineating the territories of the Twelve Tribes and the route of the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan. The shoreline runs from Beirut to the Nile Delta. The Dead Sea is crescent-shaped.
A cartouche at the top left corner reads: "And thou shall remember all the way which the Lord thy G-d led thee these forty years in the wilderness…" (Deuteronomy 8:2; Latin); above the cartouche: "Deut. 8". Latin text on verso: "Palaestina".
Third edition. See previous item.
Engraved map: 45X33.5 cm (printed on two conjoined sheets), in an approx. 56X44.5 cm frame. Good condition. Minor stains on margins of sheets and on verso.
See Laor 541.