Catalog Archive
Auction 104, Lot 540

"Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door Wandelt van onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, neffens syne Apostelen", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1663 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 12.5 inches
47.8 x 31.8 cm
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Fine map of Israel with north oriented to right. Large decorative title cartouche at bottom surrounded by vignettes depicting the life of Christ. At top, putti hold banners with the key to the map and scale of miles, while tiny ships sail in the sea, including the track of Apostle Paul. Dutch text on verso. Visscher's signature and symbol of a fisherman at bottom right. Second state.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #122.

Condition: A+

Very fine example with good margins.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/10/2003