Auction 125, Lot 729

"A Chronological & Geographical Chart; from the Commencement of the Gospel Narrative, to the Ascension of our Lord, According to Greswell's Harmonia Evangelica, by R. Mimpriss",

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1835 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
36 x 29 inches
91.4 x 73.7 cm

Lot consists of a segmented, linen backed folding map of the Holy Land, plus 56 pp booklet (plus 24 pp ads), all within the original presentation slipcase (5 x 8 x 1") with the title "Mimpriss' Chart to the Gospels." The map is an interesting geographical and chronological interpretation of the travels of Jesus from his birth to his ascension, with numerous illustrations and vignettes. Flanking the map are listed 337 events in the life of Jesus, further detailed in the booklet. The map is beautifully hand colored and surrounded by a decorative keyboard-style border. The booklet explains the events marked on the chart. The map self folds into cloth ends that match the cloth and embossing on the slipcase. The slipcase is embossed with title and coat-of-arms. A scarce map that was published by B. Wertheim. Complete with map, key booklet, and presentation slipcase.

References:

Condition: B+

Map has some occasional light foxing. It has original hand coloring and is backed with original linen. Booklet is very good. The slipcase has damage on back with portion of top 1" missing plus a little more cloth missing and a tear on front at upper spine.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/24/2008

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