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Auction 132, Lot 588

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

31.4 x 12.3 inches
79.8 x 31.2 cm

Panels of vignettes surround this stunning map of the Holy Land. The vignettes display 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+

There is some minor soil in the wide blank margins, still overall fine.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 6/2/2010