Auction 123, Lot 673

"Tabula Geographica In Qua Regiones Cananaeae, et Locorum Situs Prout ea tempore Christi, et Apostolorum suerunt de integro describuntur, ac suis Limitibus distinguntur Auctore Petro Plancio", Plancius/Cloppenburg

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1604 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 11.5 inches
49.5 x 29.2 cm

A superb and graphic map from a Dutch Bible depicting the land of Canaan with political divisions during the time of Christ. Fifteen vignettes illustrating the life of Christ surround the map, beginning with the genealogy of Jesus and ending with his appearance to the disciples after the Resurrection. The map is nicely detailed and is decorated with a strapwork scale cartouche, sailing ship and a compass rose. First state, engraved by Baptista Doetichomius. Dutch text on verso.

References: Laor #569; Poortman & Augusteijn #80.

Condition: B+

Expert repairs on centerfold and a couple of tears into map near the centerfold, with the margin extended at left, all very professionally accomplished.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Unsold

Closed on 2/20/2008

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