Auction 119, Lot 763

"Castra metatio oder Zeichnung der Lager-Ordnung, nach welcher die XII…", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1718 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.3 x 12.6 inches
38.9 x 32 cm

Uncommon view of the Twelve Tribes of Israel encamped around the enclosure surrounding the Ark of the Covenant during the Exodus. The plan is oriented with west at top. The beautifully engraved foreground shows the Israelites collecting the miraculous manna that has fallen from Heaven.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression and original color with a couple of marginal spots of foxing, not affecting the view.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/9/2007

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