"Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door Wandelt van onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, neffens syne Apostelen", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1682 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18 x 13.7 inches
45.7 x 34.8 cm
This fine map of Israel is oriented with north to the right. There is a large, decorative title cartouche at bottom surrounded by vignettes depicting the life of Christ. At top, putti hold banners with the key to the map and scale of miles. Tiny ships and the track of Apostle Paul are shown in the sea. Visscher's trademark fishermen flank the vignettes at bottom - at left the younger Nicolas and at right the elder Claes Janszoon. Dutch text on verso.
References: Laor #791; Poortman & Augusteijn #122.
A good impression on a sheet with faint irregular toning, still very good. A tear in the bottom blank margin has been repaired with archival tape.