800.03 - Palestinae sive Totius Terrae Promissionis Nova Descriptio Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sigenens, c1572, Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp


A new description of Palestine or the whole Promised Land’.  The shoreline runs from Berytus (Beirut) to the Nile Delta, reaching inland east of Jordan and in the south to the red Sea.  The Dead sea is crescent shaped.  A legend at the upper left and the title at the bottom right are surrounded by cartouches in baroque style.  The legend reads: Antiquisima huius terre appelation fuit Canaan … Hodie eam terram Sanctam unucupant …  This is one of the later Ortelius prints of the first Ortelius map of Palestine.  The map is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] and is a good dark impression in original color and measures approximately (13.8″ x 18.6″).

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