Collection: Osher Map Library Sheet Map Collection
Title: Terra Sancta a Petro Laicstain perlustrata, et ab eius ore et Schedis a Christiano Schrot in tabulam redacta
Title Translation: Holy Land as Researched by Peter Laicksteen, Designed by Christian Sgrooten.
Publishing Location: Antwerp
Date Produced: 1584
Date Published: 1584
Historical Context: 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. Map date based on the last line of Latin text in italic, "cium exequatur. Per Christum Dominum nostrum, Amen." (Koeman's 31:030)--cf. Van den Broecke. 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. It illustrated how the Holy Land would appear for one approaching by ship, which was the normal mode of travel for pilgrims.
Subjects: Palestine · Israel · Sgrooten, Christian, approximately 1525-1603 · Plantin, Christophe, approximately 1520-1589 · Laicstain, Peter, active approximately 1556-1570 · Maps--Early works to 1800
Map Type: Geographical
Dimensions: 37 x 51 cm. on sheet 46 x 58 cm.
Printing Process: Engraving
Printing Technique: Copper
Material Type: Paper
Notes: Additamentum III. Latin edition. Includes Latin text in letterpress on verso without page number.
Brief Description: Illustrated map showing the Holy Land as it would appear for one approaching by ship. Orientation with North to the left.
Physical Description: 1 map: illustrated
Theme: The Holy Land
Associated Cartouche: Cartouche 1, 1584, Terra Sancta a Petro Laicstain perlustrata, et ab eius ore et Schedis a Christiano Schrot in tabulam redacta, Cartouche 2, 1584, Terra Sancta a Petro Laicstain perlustrata, et ab eius ore et Schedis a Christiano Schrot in tabulam redacta
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/3306.0001