Auction 124, Lot 598

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1632 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

33 x 12.7 inches
83.8 x 32.3 cm

Visually stunning map of the Holy Land surrounded with panels displaying sacred objects; a menorah, the arc of the covenant, the altar of sacrifices, the Tabernacle; also a plan and elevations of the Temple. At center is inset a 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: A

Small paper flaw at upper right, else clean and bright.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 5/7/2008