82 158 MUENSTER, SEBASTIAN. “Von den Ländern Asie.” Hand-colored woodcut map. Framed. 11 x 8.5 inches (27.7 x 21.5 cm) to mat. [Laor 528c.] Basel, first edition 1544, (or later). $400 - $600 ❧ Woodblock map of the region (Asia Minor & Cyprus), oriented to the north, showing numerous cities, mountains, rivers and lakes. Two text blocks within the map provide further descriptions in German. 159 ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. “Typus chorographicus, celebrium locorum in regno Iudae et Israhel.” Double- page hand-colored copperplate map. 17 x 21.5 inches (43 x 54 cm). [Laor 546.] Antwerp, first edition 1590 (or later). $400 - $600 ❧ From: Abraham Ortelius. Additamentum IV Theatri orbis terrarum. Antwerp, Officina Plantiniana, 1590. p.19. Decorated with Baroque-style title cartouche upper left and imprint cartouche lower right with mileage- scale. The shoreline runs from the southwestern Rhinocorura to the northeastern Beirut. With Latin text on verso: “Ivdaea et Israhel.” Although dated 1586, the map was first published in 1590. 160 ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM “Terra Sancta. A Petro Laicstain perlustrata, et ab eius ore e t schedis a Christiano Schrot in tabulam redacta.” Latin text on verso: “Terra Sancta.” Hand-colored copperplate map, two sheets conjoined. Some repair along margins. 17.5 x 22.2 inches (44.5 x 56.5 cm). [Laor 543.] Antwerp, first edition 1584 (or later). $600 - $900 ❧ From: Abraham Ortelius. Theatrum orbis terrarum, p. 97. This is based on Christian Sgrothen (Christian Schrot)’s 9-sheet map of Palestine (1570), and modeled after sources by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Laiksteen, collected during his travels to the Holy Land. The map marks the shore-line from Beirut to Gaza with fanciful details such as fictitious bays and peninsulas. Medallions in the cartouche at upper right illustrate Biblical scenes, with a dramatic vignette of Jonah thrown to a large whale at lower left.