Auction 119, Lot 764

"Carte de la Terre Sainte Divisee Selon les Douze Tribus d'Israel…", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Antiquus

Color: Black & White

18.5 x 15.6 inches
47 x 39.6 cm

Decorative and detailed map of the region covering present-day Israel and Jordan. The map shows the Holy Land divided among the Twelve Tribes, with the travels of Jesus Christ indicated by lightly dotted lines. The pictorial title cartouche includes a scene of Jesus healing the sick and the distance scale is surmounted by two cartographers. Just above the distance cartouche is a rendering of both sides of a shekel coin.

References: Laor #222.

Condition: A+

Beautiful, sharp impression printed on fine, strong paper with ivory toning.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/9/2007