Auction 120, Lot 696

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1661 (published)


Color: Black & White

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 divisions of the eleven 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: cf Laor #46.

Condition: B

Couple of small stains and light surface soil. Narrow side margins, as issued, still adequate for framing.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $250

Closed on 7/18/2007