Terra Sancta a Petro Laicstain perlustrata, et ab eius ore et Schedis a Christiano Schrot in tabulam redacta

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.

Barcode: 3306

Creator: Plantin, Christophe, Sgrooten, Christian (approximately 1525 -1604)

Publishing Location: Antwerp

Region Depicted: Holy Land · Palestine · Israel

Date Produced: 1584

Date Published: 1584

Language: Latin

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

Associated Map Imagery: Ship and Sea Monster, 1584, Terra Sancta a Petro Laicstain pertustrata, et ab eius ore et Schedis a Christiano Schrot in tabulam redacta

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/3306.0001