Auction 117, Lot 723

"Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis olim Palestina", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1629 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Splendid map of the Holy Land depicting the Exodus and the Wandering of the Children of Israel. Moses and Aaron flank the decorative cartouche, Jonah and the whale are shown in the sea, and the Pharaoh's forces are seen drowning in the Red Sea. The map is oriented with west at the top by a lovely compass rose. This map was engraved by Hondius and purchased by Blaeu who issued it under his own name.

References: Laor #106; Nebenzahl (HL) #42.

Condition: A

Minor creasing along centerfold with repair in bottom blank margin. Some damp stains in top margin and pencil notations in bottom margin. Remnants of linen hinges on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/6/2006