PCT-61448

Lumen Historium per Orientem (..) - Haraeus (1624)

  • Technic: Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Some browning and a few spots in the margins and text area. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1624
  • Overall size: 20,3 x 16,5 inch
  • Image size: 13,8 x 10,6 inch
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Description: Antique map, titled: 'Lumen Historium per Orientem (…).' - Scarce map of the Middle East, surrounded by Latin text. The two insets show Israel and an oval world map. This map (from the last edition of Ortelius Theatri Orbis Terrarum Parergon, 1624) was engraved by Franciscus Hareio. Later this map was copied by Hornius for his World Atlas (1653).

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Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Franciscus Haraeus' after an anonymous artist. Franciscus Haraeus (Latinised form of Franciscus Verhaer; also known as Frans Verhaer), (Utrecht 1555? - Leuven, 11 January 1631), was a Dutch theologian, historian, and cartographer. He is best known for his history (from a Catholic point of view) of the Dutch Revolt. He was one of the first cartographers who made thematic maps and globes.