Auction 101, Lot 404

"Situs Terrae Promissionis. S.S. Bibliorum intelligentiam exacte aperiens per Chr. Adrichom", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1633 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 14.7 inches
49.5 x 37.3 cm

Superb map with north oriented to the left. It is finely engraved with numerous Biblical scenes including the Exodus, the wandering of the Children of Israel, and several battle scenes. A floral and fruit garland is draped across the top, symbolizing the land of plenty. It is further decorated with two putti holding up a banner containing a Latin verse, figures of Moses with the Ten Commandments and Aaron dressed in the priestly vestments, Jonah and the whale, and a strapwork distance scale. Engraved by Everadus Sim. Hamersveldt et Salomon Rogeri with Hondius' imprint. German text on verso.

References:

Condition: B

Full original color. Old repair on bottom centerfold and a bit of minor surface soil.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/4/2002

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