"Iudaea seu Terra Sancta quae Hebraeorum sive Israelitarum in suas duodecim Tribus divisa secretis ab invicem Regnis Iuda et Israel…", Sanson/Jaillot
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1709 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.5 x 18 inches
64.8 x 45.7 cm
Fine, decorative map of the kingdoms of Judea and Israel with tribal divisions and a wealth of place names and topographical detail, including the locations of royal and priestly cities, and sanctuaries. Decorated with two fine cartouches. The title cartouche includes four figures; at top Moses and Aaron flank the royal coat of arms, and at bottom a Roman soldier and a pagan figure appear on either side of the Arc of the Covenant. The lower mileage-scale cartouche features the Almighty creating the animals.
References: Laor #369.
Original outline color. The paper is lightly toned with a couple of small spots and an extraneous crease along the centerfold. There is a separation of the bottom centerfold that enter the border and a couple of short edge tears, not affecting the map.