Auction 116, Lot 716

"Tabula Itineraria Patriarcharum Abrahami, Isaaci et Iacobi", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 14.8 inches
52.1 x 37.6 cm

A fine, decorative map illustrating the travels of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Patriarchs of the Bible. The map is devoid of detail except in the regions described in the Biblical accounts. It covers the region from Cyprus to Iraq and the great city of Babel, and from Egypt to the deserts of Arabia. The decorations represent the bounty of the Promised Land with the title and scale cartouche adorned with a cornucopia of fruit and vegetables, and the imprint cartouche featuring a host of putti harvesting fruit.

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Condition: A

Faint damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/20/2006

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