Auction 121, Lot 721

"Voyage des Enfans d'Israel dans le Desert depuis leux partie d'Egypte Par la Mer Rouge ... Au Pays de Canaan", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 15.6 inches
47.2 x 39.6 cm

This interesting pictorial map focuses on the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land and their wandering in the desert. Mount Sinai is prominent at the center of the map. At top left are the Jordan River and the Mare Mortuum (Dead Sea) and at bottom right is a graphic scene of the pursuing Egyptians being swallowed in the Red Sea following the successful escape of the Hebrews. Numerous place names and biblical references fill the map and it is decorated with a large title cartouche depicting women gathering the Manna.

References: Laor #507.

Condition: B+

Very narrow margin at top, as issued, else near fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/26/2007