Title: Terra Sancta a Petro Laicstain pertustrata, et ab eius ore et Schedis a Christiano Schrot in Tabulam redacta
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 Material Information
Title: Terra Sancta a Petro Laicstain pertustrata, et ab eius ore et Schedis a Christiano Schrot in Tabulam redacta
Alternate Title: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Physical Description: 1 map : ; 36.5 x 50 cm.
Language: Latin
Creator: Sgrooten, Christian, d. 1603 or 4
Laicksteen, Peter
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Publisher: Christopher Plantin
Place of Publication: Antwerp
Publication Date: 1584
Subject: Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Palestine   ( lcsh )
Geography -- Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Bible   ( lcsh )
Early Maps -- Middle East -- 1584   ( local )
Early maps -- Bible -- Geography -- 1584   ( local )
Early maps -- Palestine -- 1584   ( local )
Early maps -- Palestine -- 1584   ( local )
Geography -- Early maps -- Bible -- 1584   ( local )
Early maps -- Middle East -- 1584   ( local )
Genre: single map   ( marcgt )
Citation/Reference: Laor,
Citation/Reference: Karrow,
General Note: The map is from the Ortelius 1584 edition of the Theatrum orbis terrarum printed in Antwerp by Christopher Plantin, and was the first printing of the map which appears in all editions until 1612.
General Note: The map was designed by Sgrooten based on geographical research of Peter Laicksteen (Laicstain-Liestain), a Dutch astronomer who had published a book in 1566 on his observations from his recent travels to the Holy Land.
General Note: From the Holy Land Map Collection donated by Dr. James and Adina Simmons in memory of their parents.
General Note: This drawing frequently apears on the sixteenth and seventeenth century decorative maps.
General Note: The large ilustration in the lower left corner appears to be Jonah about to go overboard near a fierce fish.
General Note: There are two cartouches on the map which show the transition from the plainer work of the previous century to the Flemish ornate fantasies.
General Note: The title cartouche is typical of the time and has above it three vignettes of the life of Jesus.
General Note: Beginning in 1680, the scale also was drawn in a cartouche.
General Note: This one has the usual projecting curls, wings, etc. resembling plaster-work.
General Note: There are extensive Latin place-names for both biblical and modern (sixteenth century) sites.
General Note: The baroque symbol of elevated spires, gateways and battlements drawn in a range of sizes is used to indicate the importance or size of the towns.
General Note: The relief is shown by small molehills which are not drawn to scale.
General Note: The cartographer followed the style of the time and shaded the hills on their east and south-east side as if lit by the sun from the west.
General Note: It illustrated how the Holy Land would appear for one approaching by ship, which was the normal mode of travel for pilgrims.
General Note: Bodies of water are identified with strippling for the inland seas and the Mediterranean with stylized waves which appear ferocious around the sea monster.
General Note: The Jordan River is depicted erroneously with a huge bend to the east between the two inland seas.
General Note: Oriented with East to the top and shows the coastline from Gaza northward to Beirut; it is drawn looking to Paradise which was to the East.
General Note: The entire map is enclosed in a border with a simple design which was mde to resemble a picture frame.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Florida Heritage Project of the State University Libraries of Florida, the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00003767
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002327583
notis - ALT1199
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