Auction 122, Lot 698

"Chorographia Terrae Sanctae in Angustiorem Formam Redacta, et ex Variis Auctoribus a Multis Erroribus Expurgata", Tirinus, Jacobus

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1632 (circa)


Color: Black & White

32.3 x 12.5 inches
82 x 31.8 cm

Visually stunning map of the Holy Land surrounded with panels displaying sacred objects, including a menorah, the arc of the covenant, the altar of sacrifices, the Tabernacle, and a plan and elevations of the Temple. At center is an inset bird's-eye plan of ancient Jerusalem based on the Spanish biblical geographer, Juan Bautista Vilalpando. Oriented with east at top, the map includes the territories of the twelve tribes on both sides of the Jordan River and the route of the Exodus and Wandering. Two sheets joined as issued.

References: Laor #771.

Condition: B

A nice dark impression on a sheet with a few scattered wormholes. Lower margin with a short tear, not affecting the view.

Estimate: $800 - $1,100

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/5/2007