"Iudaea seu Terra Sancta quae Hebraeorum sive Israelitarum in suas duodecim Tribus divisa secretis ab invicem Regnis Iuda et Israel…", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1681 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.8 x 18 inches
60.5 x 45.7 cm
Fine, decorative map of Judea with tribal divisions and a wealth of place names and topographical detail, including the locations of royal and priestly cities, and sanctuaries. Decorated with two fine cartouches. The title cartouche includes four figures; at top Moses and Aaron flank the royal coat of arms, and at bottom a Roman soldier and a pagan figure appear on either side of the Arc of the Covenant. The lower mileage-scale cartouche features the Almighty creating the animals. Additional title in top margin, "Iudaea, sive Terra Sancta in Duodecim Tribus Divisa, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis" Published by Covens & Mortier.
Fine impression and color, printed on heavy paper. Couple of minor spots of foxing, else very good.