Auction 113, Lot 690

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1709 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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: B

Fine, dark impression on hand laid paper with original margins. A little light scattered toning overall, and the right sheet of paper has age toned a little more than the left.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 12/7/2005