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Auction 125, Lot 740

"Tabula Geographica, In Qua Iisraelitarum, Ab Aegypto Ad Kenahanaem usque profectiones omnes, et stationes describuntur…", Plancius/Hartgers

Subject: Holy Land and Egypt

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 11.5 inches
33 x 29.2 cm

This fine copper engraved map of the region surrounding the Dead Sea through the Nile Delta depicts the wanderings of the Children of Israel. Two interesting charts at the right show the tents of the tribes centered around the Ark of the Covenant. Panels at top and bottom include vignettes of important events of the Exodus. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #77; cf Laor #566.

Condition: B+

A good impression on a sheet that has been professionally backed, replacing some minor marginal loss. A small portion of the upper neatline has been reinstated in facsimile.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/24/2008