Auction 124, Lot 609

"Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door Wandelt van onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, neffens syne Apostelen", Jagen, Jan van

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1748 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 x 30.5 cm

Graphic map of Israel filled with biblical scenes. A compass rose orients the map with north in the top right corner. The large decorative title cartouche at bottom is flanked with the four evangelists and vignettes depicting the life of Christ, including his birth, crucifixion and a triumphant Resurrection, showing Christ bursting from the tomb and scattering Roman solders. This map was copied from Bastiaan Stoopendaal's slightly larger map and published by Jacob and Hendrik Keur in a Dutch bible. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #145 (KIII).

Condition: A

Pleasantly toned with a fine impression and good original margins, which is unusual for bible maps.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/7/2008