440 x 325 mm., with light waterstain in lower left corner, otherwise in good condition with large margins.
This map is oriented to the east, with the Sea of Galilee central and the city of Damascus upper left. It is the left sheet only, of two, and displays the Mediterranean coastline from Caesarea to Sidon. The mountain ranges are prominently displayed, the whole bearing illustrations of episodes from the Bible. The map is derived ultimately from that of Marino Sanuto and Pietro Vesconte in the first quarter of the 14th century (ill. Nebenzahl 1986, 44-5). This map was first published by Claudio Duchetti (fl.1554-85) in 1572. He was a publisher in both Venice and Rome and a nephew to Antonio Lafreri (1512-77). Giovanni Orlandi (fl.1590-1640) acquired much of the stock of Lafreri and Duchetti and reissued much of it. His earliest publications date from 1600. Laor 254; Tooley 438.