Auction 132, Lot 593

"Carte de la Terre Sainte divisee selon les douze Tribus d'Israel, ou sont exactement marquez les Voyages de Jesus-Christ…", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1809 (published)

Publication: Nouvel atlas de la Bible…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 15.4 inches
44.5 x 39.1 cm

This is an uncommon version of Mortier's map of the region covering present-day Israel and Jordan, engraved by Mademoiselle Glot and published by Jacques Desray. The map shows the Holy Land divided among the Twelve Tribes, with the travels of Jesus Christ prominently delineated. The title is emblazoned onto a sheet held aloft by an angel.

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Condition: A

There is some minor foxing in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/2/2010

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