Auction 115, Lot 670

"Tabula Geographica Terrae Sanctae Auctore J. Bonfrerio Societat. Jesu", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1710 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
44 x 15 inches
111.8 x 38.1 cm

This uncommon, panoramic view of Israel was created by the Flemish theologian, Jacques Bonfrere. The map is oriented with north at top left and 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. The map is nearly identical to Halma's map of the same title, but this is a much larger engraving.

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Condition: A+

Issued folding.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/21/2006

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