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Auction 123, Lot 694

"[Lot of 2] The Temple as it was in Christe Time [and untitled map of the Holy Land]", Fuller, Thomas

Subject: Holy Land, Solomon's Temple

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: A Pisgah-sight of Palestine...


14 x 11.1 inches
35.6 x 28.2 cm

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) was a respected English clergyman who wrote several books on the history and geography of the Holy Land. His A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine was a geographical description of the Holy Land with special reference to biblical history. Fuller financed the book by dividing it into sections and finding sponsors for each one. To acknowledge the patrons, all maps contained decorative cartouches with the sponsor's coat of arms and a dedication to him.

1) This interesting plan shows the Temple of Solomon, purportedly during the time of Christ. It was engraved by John Goddard. Hand colored (14 x 11.1")
2) This map of the Holy Land was engraved by Thomas Cross. It is filled with a number of figural depictions of Biblical stories, including Moses and the 10 Commandments. Uncolored (12.9 x 10.5")



1) Very good with tape stains and edge tears in blank margins and one tiny spot in the map (B+). 2) Printed on thinner paper with some overall toning, a couple of stains, and some paper loss in the bottom blank margin (B).

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/20/2008