Auction 128, Lot 787

"Iudaea seu Palaestina ob sacratissima Redemtoris vestigia hodie dicta Terra Sancta prout olim in Duodecim Tribus Divisa separatis ab invicem Regnis Iuda et Israel…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.4 x 19.1 inches
56.9 x 48.5 cm

Homann based this map of the Holy Land on the cartography of Guillaume Sanson. It presents the region divided among the twelve tribes of Israel and covers from Sidon to Sirbonis L in the Egyptian desert. The Kishon River is shown as connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Sea of Galilea. The dramatic title cartouche features Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and inset in the opposite corner is a map showing the Exodus and Wandering surrounded by a finely engraved scene including Moses, Aaron and the two spies of Moses bearing a huge bunch of grapes.

References: Laor #340.

Condition: B

Toned on centerfold with a small worm track just below the center.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/20/2009

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