Catalog Archive
Auction 106, Lot 468

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1657 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 12.5 inches
47.2 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. Visscher's trademark fishermen flank the vignettes at bottom.

References: Laor, #791; Poortman & Augusteijn #122.

Condition: A

Good margins and fine impression. Expert and invisible repair on bottom outside fold.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $450

Closed on 3/3/2004