Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et vitae


Name of map     : Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et vitae

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number    : 5397

Map number      : Ort 182; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 25P/I

State number of plate: first plate, first state;

Copy from edition: 1590 Latin fourth additamentum; Page signature: blank

Estimated number of copies printed: some 1200

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 58

Area displayed :  the Holy Land, surrounded by 22 medallions

depicting scenes from Abraham's life;

Plate size      : 354 x 467 mm;

Paper size      : 415 x 547 mm;

Margins, left   : 46  mm,  right: 46  mm;

         upper  : 30  mm,  lower: 34  mm;

Paper thickness and quality: very heavy and strong;

Paper   color   : off white;

Age of map color: uncolored;

Imperfections

     margins   : none;

     plate area: none;

     verso     : none;

Overall quality : PERFECT/excellent/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

A perfect copy of great beauty and unusual expressive power of perhaps Ortelius' most decorative map, one of the first printed after the plate had been engraved. Ortelius preferred uncolored maps since they allow the best view of the engraving.

Price           :    Euro 4500


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