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Auction 115, Lot 667

"Dimidia Tribus Manasse ultra Jordanem…", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1677 (circa)

Publication: Naukeurige Beschrijving van Gantsch Syrie, en Palestyn of Heilige Lant

Color: Hand Color

47.3 x 22.2 inches
120.1 x 56.4 cm

Dramatic and very uncommon six-sheet map of the Holy Land showing the division into the twelve tribes of Israel. The map is beautifully engraved to show topographical features, major roads, towns and villages. Also included are dozens of biblical illustrations. Thematically, the emphasis is on the Old Testament, with inset maps in the top corners depicting Abraham's journey and the wandering of the Israelites through the desert.

References: Laor 233-8.

Condition: A

Sheets professionally joined with exquisite later color. A bit of very faint toning and a little creasing, still overall very good. Remnants of linen hinges on verso.

Estimate: $2,200 - $2,750

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 6/21/2006