- Date: 1570
- Condition: AAA
- Colour: Hand colour.
- Size: 35 x 50. 5 cm
Title: 'Palestina vel Terra Sancta'. Latin text to verso.
A fine map of the Holy Land from Ortelius' important World Atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".
This is Ortelius' first map of the region. with west at the top. Divided among the tribes on both sides of the Jordan River. At the bottom center is the encampment of the tribes flanked by Moses and Aaron. Detail includes the route of the Israelites, cities, towns, rivers, mountains and settlements
The map shows all of the Holy Lands with Egypt. In the upper left is a text box describing the region. In the bottom right is a fine title cartouche with mileage scale below it. Five sailing ships and three sea monster in the ocean.
This map was followed by Ortelius' "Terra Sancta" in 1584.
In very good condition with strong paper and wide borders.
Ref: van den Broecke 170.