Auction 122, Lot 706

"Delineatio und Beschreibung Palaestinae oder des Gelobten Landes Sammt der Kinder Israel", Anon.

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.25 x 16 inches
48.9 x 40.6 cm

This is an uncommon Dutch map depicting the wandering of the Children of Israel through the desert wilderness after their escape from Egypt. At top is a plan of the encampment and at bottom is text describing the 42 stations along the journey. Aaron and Moses flank the title cartouche and the map is adorned with sailing ships, a vignette of Jonah and the whale and a compass rose in the lowr left that orients the map to north in the upper right corner.

References:

Condition: B

Loss in center of map (Dead Sea), repaired with paper on the verso. A couple of fold separations reinforced with paper on the verso. Top margin with paper added and a small amount of the neatline reinstated in facsimile.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2007

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