Auction 117, Lot 733

"A New Map of the Land of Canaan and Parts Adjoining Shewing the Division thereof among the Twelve Tribes of Israel", Wells, Edward

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps

Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.1 inches
48.3 x 35.8 cm

This attractive map shows the Holy Land divided among the twelve tribes of Israel. Beneath the title cartouche is an inset of the Kingdom of Zobah, a portion of Syria that formed a separate kingdom in the time of the Jewish monarchs Saul, David and Solomon. A key identifies Kingly Cities, Levitical Cities, and Cities of Refuge. The cartouche is embellished with merfolk and the royal British arms, and is dedicated to the Duke of Glocester, who was Well's student at Oxford. Engraved by Sutton Nicholls.

References: Laor #835.

Condition: A

Bit of faint offsetting, but still very good.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/6/2006