Auction 127, Lot 691

"Afbeelding van 't Land van Israel…", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1749 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15 x 18.9 inches
38.1 x 48 cm

This attractive map from a large Dutch Bible shows the land of Israel with all the places, rivers, mountains, and seas mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. It covers all of Palestine on both sides of the Jordan River and the Mediterranean coastline from Tzor (Sur) to Rhinocolura (El Arish). At bottom is a lovely pastoral scene with Moses standing on Mount Nebo overlooking the land that God forbade him to enter. Engraved by Jan van Jagen.

References: Laor #69; Poortman & Augusteijn #180.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened with a 1" binding tear repaired at lower left.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/25/2009