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Auction 108, Lot 535

"Tabula Geographica Terrae Sanctae Auctore J. Bonfrerio Societa Jesu.", Halma, Francois

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1709 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

26 x 8.2 inches
66 x 20.8 cm
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Uncommon map of Israel by the Flemish theologian, Jacques Bonfrere. Oriented with north at top left and divided into the twelve tribes with a key at bottom. The Wandering of the Children of Israel is shown with the 42 encampments. The title cartouche includes Moses, Aaron and a Roman soldier. Two sheets joined, as issued.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #167.

Condition: A+

Overall fine with pleasant later color. Bit of soil and roughness at paper edges.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/29/2004