Auction 104, Lot 539

"Geographische beschryvinge van t' Beloofde-Landt Canaan, doorwandelt van onsen Heere ende Salichmaecker Iesu Christo neffens syne Apostelen…", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1649 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 12 inches
47.8 x 30.5 cm

A very fine map of Israel by the elder Visscher. North is oriented to the left with a lovely compass rose. The map is filled with graphic topography and beautifully embellished with a vignette of the crucifixion, several ships, angels and a handsome title cartouche featuring Visscher's fisherman symbol.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #88.

Condition: A

Fine impression and color. Professional repairs of short fold separations.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/10/2003

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