Map Geographic Description of the Travels of the Apostles and the Journeys of Paul, Together with the Countries and Empires Where They First Preached the Gospel. Geographische beschryvinghe van de wandeling der Apostelen ende de reysen Pauli, Mitsgaders de Landen ende Rÿcken daer sÿ het Evangelium eerst hebben verkondight

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Title

  • Geographic Description of the Travels of the Apostles and the Journeys of Paul, Together with the Countries and Empires Where They First Preached the Gospel.

Other Title

  • Geographische beschryvinghe van de wandeling der Apostelen ende de reysen Pauli, Mitsgaders de Landen ende Rÿcken daer sÿ het Evangelium eerst hebben verkondight

Summary

  • This striking map created in 1642 by Nicolaes Visscher (1618-79) shows the eastern Mediterranean and environs in the first century AD and the journey of the Apostle Paul from Jerusalem to Rome in 60--61. Nine panels surrounding the map depict major scenes from the life of Paul and the journey, including his being blinded on the road to Damascus, his baptism, his escape from Damascus, shipwreck off the island of Malta (also illustrated on the map), and his appearance before the Emperor Nero in Rome. Each panel is a composite containing two or three scenes from the apostle's life; annotations link the scenes to the appropriate Bible verses. The map was engraved and hand colored to display the administrative and political divisions of the period. Numerous cities, towns, islands, and regions are labeled, including Memphis, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Babel, Tripoli, Constantinople, Athens, and Rome. The seas are decorated with sailing ships and a compass rose. Members of the Visscher family were important art and map dealers in Amsterdam for about 100 years, beginning in the early 17th century. The Visschers worked primarily as art dealers, but they were also publishers who produced individual maps and compiled atlases to order. Their works are noteworthy for their fine engraving, the accuracy of the maps, and the beautiful illustrations.

Names

  • Visscher, Nicolaes, 1618-1679 Artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1642.

Headings

  • -  Cyprus
  • -  Greece
  • -  Italy
  • -  Egypt
  • -  Israel
  • -  Lebanon
  • -  Libya
  • -  Syrian Arab Republic
  • -  Turkey
  • -  60 to 61
  • -  Apostles
  • -  Bible -- Geography
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Description and travel
  • -  Nero, Emperor of Rome, 37-68
  • -  Paul, the Apostle, Saint

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map ; 22 x 48 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Qatar National Library.
  • -  Content in German and Dutch.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

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  • 1 online resource.

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  • 2021668692

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Chicago citation style:

Visscher, Nicolaes, Artist. Geographic Description of the Travels of the Apostles and the Journeys of Paul, Together with the Countries and Empires Where They First Preached the Gospel. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1642] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668692/.

APA citation style:

Visscher, N. (1642) Geographic Description of the Travels of the Apostles and the Journeys of Paul, Together with the Countries and Empires Where They First Preached the Gospel. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668692/.

MLA citation style:

Visscher, Nicolaes, Artist. Geographic Description of the Travels of the Apostles and the Journeys of Paul, Together with the Countries and Empires Where They First Preached the Gospel. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1642] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668692/>.