A map of'Sacred Geography,' essentially depicting the ancient world on a Ptolemaic projection, and showing the lands, peoples, and nations of the Old and New Testament, from the 1624 Parergon (Supplement) of Ortelius' famous Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Abraham Ortelius (1527 -1598) was a Flemish cartographer, cosmographer, geographer and publisher and a contemporary of Gerard Mercator, with whom he travelled through Italy and France.
What you see here is the reprint of Ortelius' map made by Janson at Amsterdam in 1652. It shows changes in the decorative cartouches. The inset whole world map shows a large Antarctic (Hyper Noth) continent an the site of the fabled source of gold - Ophir. Palestine is called Phoenicia and the map concentrates largely on Biblical places of the Old Testament. The exquisite hand colouring was added at a later date as the map, of which only 40 copies were printed, was issued uncoloured.It is notable that it was printed on two sheets of paper that were joined. It is large map at 18.7x14. The item "Superb 1652 map of the ancient world, Ortelius" is in sale since Saturday, July 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "hackstaple" and is located in Swanley, Kent. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.