Auction 112, Lot 615

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1709 (published)


Color: Hand Color

26 x 8.2 inches
66 x 20.8 cm

Uncommon map of Israel by the Flemish theologian, Jacques Bonfrere and published by Francois Halma. 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

Couple of minor extraneous creases. Narrow (but adequate) right margin, as issued.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/28/2005