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Auction 118, Lot 792

"Terrae Israel Omnis Ante Canaan Dictae in Tribus Undecim Distributae…", Arias Montanus, Benito

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1661 (published)


Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 13.1 inches
49.3 x 33.3 cm

Uncommon and handsome map of the Holy Land, oriented with east at the top. The map shows the division of the tribes as well as 43 Israelite desert encampments represented by tents. The western shoreline goes from Beirut in the north to the Nile Delta in the south. The Kishon River, here called Chedumin flu, connects Haifa Bay and Tiberius Lake (the Sea of Galilee). Five cities appear in the Dead Sea; Sodoma, Gomora, Adamo, Seboim and Segor. There are many place names and cities shown, some in Hebrew. The map is adorned with lovely ships and really adorable sea monsters. This was re-engraved by J. Goddard for a reissue of this important map.

References: Laor #46.

Condition: B

Superb impression with later, slightly uneven coloring. Issued folding, now pressed. Fold separation at the top, not entering map.

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/6/2007