Auction 123, Lot 686

"Afbeelding van 't Koningryk Israels, Benevens de door 't zelve Overheerde Landen…", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1750 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 15.25 inches
48.3 x 38.7 cm

This fine map shows the Kingdom of Israel during the rule of the Kings Saul, David, and Solomon. It depicts Palestine on both side of the Jordan River and the Mediterranean coastline from the Orontes River to the Nile Delta. The splendid scene at bottom depicts the riches brought by the navy of Hiram from Tarshish for King Solomon. The map was engraved by Jan van Jagen and published in a Dutch Bible by Nicolas Goetzee.

References: Laor #71; Poortman & Augusteijn #182.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed. There is a professional repair on a short binding tear that just enters the border at left.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/20/2008