Auction 120, Lot 694

"Situs Terrae Promissionis. S.S. Bibliorum intelligentiam exacte aperiens per Chr. Adrichom", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1633 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.4 x 14.5 inches
23.9 x 36.8 cm

Superb map of the Holy Land based on the cartography of Christian van Adrichom. The map covers from the Nile delta to Sidon, with north oriented to the left. It is finely engraved with minute detail and depicts numerous biblical scenes including the Exodus, the wandering of the Children of Israel, and several battle scenes. A floral and fruit garland is draped across the top, symbolizing the land of plenty. It is further decorated with two putti holding up a banner containing a Latin verse, figures of Moses with the Ten Commandments and Aaron dressed in priestly vestments, Jonah and the whale, and a strapwork distance scale. Engraved by Everadus Sim. Hamersveldt et Salomon Rogeri. Dutch text on verso.

References: Laor #23.

Condition: B+

Original color and wide original margins. Some light soil and a couple of light stains. Tissue repair on bottom centerfold with a mild extraneous crease.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $350

Closed on 7/18/2007