Auction 129, Lot 727

"Geographische Beschryvinge van Het Ioodtsche landt, doorwandelt van onsen Heere ende Salichmaecker Iesu Christo neffens syne Apostelen", Schoonwald, Samuel

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1725 (published)


Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 6.5 inches
21.6 x 16.5 cm

This scarce map is a reduced version of Visscher's map of the Holy Land. North is oriented to the lower left with a lovely compass rose that is incorporated into the distance scale cartouche. The map is filled with graphic topography and beautifully embellished with a vignette of the crucifixion. Several ships and boats fill the sea; the origin and route of St. Paul toward Rome is traced. This is from the only Dutch Bible published by Samuel Schoonwald.


Condition: A

Some uneven toning in margins, else fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/23/2009