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45. A Map of the Travels and Voyages of St. Paul. Moll, Herman Copper engraved with hand colour London: Printed for the Proprietor Carington Bowles, at his Map and Print Warehouse, No. 69, St Paul’s Church Yard. MDCCLXXXIV [1784] 154 x 228 mm A map of the ancient Mediterranean, from Bowles’ Geographia Classica, or the Geography of the Ancients, as contained in the Greek and Latin Classics. The map depicts the journeys of St Paul, from the Holy Land to Rome. The path of his travels is picked out in red, beginning in Jerusalem, passing Cyprus, the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, and Crete, pausing at Malta where he survived a shipwreck, and continuing through the Straits of Messina to Rome.

Coasts and Roman provincial borders, including the division of the various regions of ancient Turkey, are outlined in hand colour, as are mountain ranges. In the top right corner of the plate, an inset map of the Levantine coast shows the journeys of Jesus Christ, and the various places mentioned in the four Gospels. Condition: Central vertical fold as issued. [41388] £100

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