Auction 121, Lot 728

"Afbeelding van 't Land van Israel…", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1749 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15 x 18.9 inches
38.1 x 48 cm

This attractive map from a large Dutch Bible shows the land of Israel with all the places, rivers, mountains, and seas mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. It covers all of Palestine on both sides of the Jordan River and the Mediterranean coastline from Tzor (Sur) to Rhinocolura (El Arish). At bottom is a lovely pastural scene with Moses standing on Mount Nebo overlooking the land that God forbade him to enter. Engraved by Jan van Jagen.

References: Laor #69; Poortman & Augusteijn #180.

Condition: B

Nice impression and original color with a couple minor stains.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/26/2007