Auction 113, Lot 687

"Perigrinatie ofte Veertich-Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels…", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1648 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 12 inches
48.3 x 30.5 cm

Lavishly decorated map of the Holy Land that depicts the flight from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. Includes ships sailing in both the Mediterranean and Red Seas, a scene of Jonas and the whale, a compass rose, distance scale cartouche and the title cartouche incorporating a depiction of the encampment, a priest and the temple icons. Visscher's trademark fisherman is engraved above the encampment inset. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #85, state 2.

Condition: A

Sharp impression and attractive later color. Light surface soil and minor creases. Side margins professionally restored with a minor repair on centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/7/2005

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