Auction 115, Lot 669

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1709 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26 x 8.3 inches
66 x 21.1 cm

Uncommon map of Israel by the Flemish theologian, Jacques Bonfrere, was published by Francois Halma. Oriented with north at top left, the area is 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: A

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/21/2006

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