C1603

Geographia Sacra

Early map of the world at the time of Ptolemy, based on the Sacred Geography and holy writers in the Old and the New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginta. For details, the reader is referred to other maps … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Geographia Sacra

Date:

C1603

Condition:

Small repaired hole in lower margin, not affecting printed area of map. Otherwise in good condition. Centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 480mm
AUTHENTICITY
Geographia Sacra - Antique Map from 1603

Genuine antique
dated:

1603

Description:

Early map of the world at the time of Ptolemy, based on the Sacred Geography and holy writers in the Old and the New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginta. For details, the reader is referred to other maps in Ortelius’s Parergon, notably the travels of Abraham and St. Paul. An inset at the bottom is of Ortelius’s modern world map. Translated title: “Holy Geography From the geographical efforts of Abraham Ortelius, with an imperial, royal and Brabant privilege for ten years, 1598. Because this map could not include the Ophira region, we have presented this world map separately, on which we have noted disagreements in judgement of different writers. If anyone desires to know our true opinion about this matter, let he turn to our Geographical Treasure as we think, if he allows me, for additional information. The sea has been located in a spacious place, as if it were very deep and large. Inset, This small map represents the locations of Ophyra.The land and vastness of the world and those living on it belong to the Lord, Psalm 24. [Abraham Ortelius dedicates and recommends it therefore obediently and devotedly to the reverend and illustrious gentleman Guilelmus Grimbergen, the most dignified chairman of Antwerp.”

Last line, full width: situm cognosces ex alia nostra ÆVI VETERIS GEOGRAPHIÆ,in hoc Parergo nostro TABVLA.), 1606Ej (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: our bye-worke, intituled “Æui veteris Geographiæ tabula”, A Geographicall chart of the old World.)

Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598)

Ortelius was a Flemish cartographer, map seller and publisher. Ortelius was a leading cartographer who published the first modern atlas in 1570, Theatrum orbis terrarum in which each map was presented on a separate sheet. He initially trained as an engraver in 1547 and as an illuminator of maps. Influenced by Gerard Mercator he published his first map in 1564 and soon after published his famous atlas that changed the way maps were sold and published.

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