Auction 130, Lot 670

"Chorographia Terrae Sanctae in Angustiorem Formam Redacta, et ex Variis Auctoribus a Multis Erroribus Expurgata", Tirinus, Jacobus

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1738 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
32.7 x 12.6 inches
83.1 x 32 cm

A stunning map of the Holy Land surrounded with panels of vignettes displaying sacred objects including a menorah, the arc of the covenant, the altar of sacrifices, the Tabernacle, and a plan and elevations of the Temple. At center is an inset bird's-eye plan of ancient Jerusalem based on the Spanish biblical geographer, Juan Bautista Villalpando. Oriented with east at top, the map includes the territories of the twelve tribes on both sides of the Jordan River and the route of the Exodus and Wandering. Two sheets joined as issued.

References: cf Laor #771.

Condition: A

Mildly toned and overall near fine condition.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/2/2009

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