Auction 121, Lot 729

"Palaestina in XII Tribus divisa cum Terris Adiacentibus…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1750 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.75 x 17.6 inches
52.7 x 44.7 cm

Beautifully engraved map of the Holy Land divided into the twelve tribes. It covers the coastline from Biblus nunc Gibele to the Sirbonis lacus. A map showing the region in Roman times is inset in a decorative scroll at left. The title cartouche is topped with two sides of a shekel coin. Below the cartouche is a scene of the encampment of the Jews with two spies of Moses bearing the fruit from the Promised Land. The map was drawn by Johann Christoph Harenberg. French title in top margin, "Carte de la Terre Sainte divisee selon, les Douze Tribus d'Israel…"

References: Laor #325.

Condition: B+

Lightly toned along centerfold with some minor chipping of paper edges, well away from map.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 9/26/2007