Auction 126, Lot 684

"Tabula Geographica Terrae Sanctae Auctore J. Bonfrerio Societat Jesu", Halma, Francois

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26 x 8.3 inches
66 x 21.1 cm

This uncommon map of Israel is by the Flemish theologian, Jacques Bonfrere. Oriented with north at top left, it is divided into the twelve tribes with a key at bottom. The Wandering of the Children of Israel is shown with the 42 encampments. The title cartouche includes Moses, Aaron and a Roman soldier. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #167.

Condition: A

Sharp impression and lovely color. The two sheets are slightly different tones, else fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/3/2008

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