Auction 130, Lot 666

"Perigrinatie ofte Veertich-Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels uyt Egypten door de Roode Zee ende de Woestyne tot in't Beloofde Landt Canaan", Avelen, Jan van den

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1687 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.7 inches
45.7 x 34.8 cm

This splendid Dutch Bible map of the Holy Land illustrates the Exodus from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel in the desert. Canaan is shown divided into the Twelve Tribes. The lower part of the map is elaborately engraved with a scene of the encampment and Moses receiving the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai. Putti hold aloft the title cartouche and to the right is a scene representing God's Word, Moses, David and Solomon with the commandments, and the apostles.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #150.

Condition: A

Good impression and original margins with a minor marginal tear at bottom, well away from the map. There is a tiny hole in the image at the base of Mt. Sinai resulting from a minor paper flaw, still overall very good.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/2/2009