"Tabula Itineraria Patriarcharum Abrahami, Isaaci et Iacobi", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1652 (circa)
Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Delineatio, sive Geographia Vetus, Sacra & Profana
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 14.6 inches
51.6 x 37.1 cm
A fine, decorative map illustrating the travels of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Patriarchs of the Bible. The map is devoid of detail except in the regions described in the biblical accounts. It covers the region from Cyprus to Iraq and the great city of Babel, and from Egypt to the deserts of Arabia. The decorations represent the bounty of the Promised Land with the title and scale cartouche adorned with a cornucopia of fruit and vegetables, and the imprint cartouche featuring a host of putti harvesting fruit. Latin text and large historated "A" on verso.
On thick paper with wide margins and dark impression. Some offsetting and a long split at lower centerfold in very wide margin, closed with archival tape, cracks supported on verso.