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Exacte Aperiens Per Christianum Adrichomium Delphum
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; paper; pigment
Measurements: 14 1/4 in x 20 in
A section of a hand-colored map of east-oriented Palestine divided into the Twelve Tribes on both sides of the Jordan River, the shoreline running from Sidon to Alexandria. Sodoma, Gomorra, Seboim, and Adama are depicted as burning in the Dead Sea. This map is the second half of a large foldout included in Theatrum Terræ Sanctæ by Christiaan van Adrichem that was first published in Cologne in 1590 after Adrichem's death by Gerardus Brunius (George Brun). The full title would read: Situs Terrae Promissionis SS Bibliorum intelligentiam exacte aperiens: per Christianum Adrichomium Delphum. Theatrum Terrae Sanctae is considered the first scientific book on historical geography of the Holy Land. 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.