Auction 114, Lot 557

"Terra Sancta sive Promissionis, olim Palestina recens delineata…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 18 inches
55.4 x 45.7 cm

Beautiful, large map of the Holy Land filled with great detail. West is oriented to the top of the map, which is spanned by a large title cartouche draped in a garland held aloft by six cherubs. The Mediterranean is filled with various types of sailing ships and fishing boats, including a depiction of Jonah and the whale. At bottom center is a plan of the desert camp of the Israelites flanked by Moses with the Golden Altar on the left and Aaron with the Golden Table on the right.

References: Laor #860.

Condition: A

Short fold separations repaired with tissue. Minor crease in upper right corner.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/1/2006