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Pharan desertum

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Adrichem, Christiaan van
Place made: Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne
Date made: 1590-1613
Materials: ink; laid paper; color
Measurements: 13 1/2 in x 20 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

A hand-colored map from Christiaan van Adrichem's Theatrum Terræ Sanctæ et biblicarum historiarum : cum tabulis geographicis ære expressis that was first published in Cologne in 1590 after Adrichem's death by Gerardus Brunius (George Brun). This map is the eighth out of the ten tribal maps included in Theatrum Terræ Sanctæ. The map is indexed and the index numbers accompany descriptive text in the book. The map shows topography, vegetation, waterways, and routes and illustrates settlements, figures, fauna, ships, and sea monsters. The dotted lines indicating routes are traced over with red ink. In the lower center is the illustration of the tabernacle and the tribal encampment. The title is in a strapwork cartouche in the lower left.


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Adrichem, Christiaan van
Dutch Christian priest and theologian, 1533-1585