Auction 121, Lot 713

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1647 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 14.6 inches
50 x 37.1 cm

Superb map of the Holy Land based on the cartography of Christian van Adrichom. With north oriented to the left, the map covers from the Nile delta to Sidon. 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 the priestly vestments, Jonah and the whale, and a strapwork distance scale. Engraved by Everadus Sim. Hamersveldt and Salomon Rogeri. Latin text on verso.

References: Laor #24.

Condition: B

Dark impression on a strong sheet with excellent original color. A few stains, mostly in the margin save for one near the top. Professionally repaired 2" tear into map at bottom.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/26/2007