Auction 133, Lot 570

"Perigrinatie ofte Veertich-Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels…", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1661 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 12.5 inches
47.8 x 31.8 cm

This lavishly decorated map of the Holy Land depicts the flight from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. Includes a fine title cartouche, ships sailing in both the Mediterranean and Red Seas, numerous putti, several engravings of religious icons, Moses, Aaron, and a charming scene of Jonas and the whale. Drawn by Claes Janszoon Visscher and engraved by A. vanden Broeck (their imprints are in the bottom right corner) and published by Nicolas Visscher in a Dutch Bible. Dutch text on verso.

References: Laor #795; Poortman & Augusteijn #120.

Condition: A

A nice early impression. Professional repair on bottom centerfold with side margins extended.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/1/2010