Auction 114, Lot 563

"Voyage des Enfans d'Israel dans le Desert depuis leux partie d'Egypte Par la Mer Rouge ... Au Pays de Canaan", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Hisoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 15.6 inches
47 x 39.6 cm

This interesting pictorial map focuses on the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land and the wandering in the desert. Mount Sinai is prominent at the center of the map. At top left are the Jordan River and the Mare Mortuum (Dead Sea) and at bottom right is a graphic scene of the pursuing Egyptians being swallowed in the Red Sea following the successful escape of the Hebrews. Numerous place names and biblical references fill the map and it is decorated with a large title cartouche.

References: Laor #507A

Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/1/2006