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Auction 124, Lot 605

"Geographiae Sacrae Tabula, in qua Terra Promissa in suas Tribus Partesq, Distincta", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving

Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.7 inches
25.4 x 19.6 cm
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This is a reduced version of the elder Sanson's map of the Promised Land showing the Twelve Tribes of Israel. It is decorated with a large figurative title cartouche with a group of Biblical figures gathered in front of a smaller version of the main map. Engraved by Antoine d' Winter for a pirated edition of Sanson's pocket atlas.


Condition: A

A nice impression on a strong sheet with a couple rust spots in the margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/7/2008