"Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door Wandelt van onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, neffens syne Apostelen", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1657 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 12.4 inches
47 x 31.5 cm
This fine map of present-day Israel is oriented with north to the right. There is a large, decorative title cartouche at bottom flanked by vignettes depicting the life of Christ. At top, putti hold banners with the key to the map and scale of miles. Tiny ships and the track of Apostle Paul are shown in the sea. Visscher's trademark fishermen flank the vignettes at bottom - at left the younger Nicolas and at right the elder Claes Janszoon. Dutch text on verso.
References: Laor #791; Poortman & Augusteijn #122.
A nice example with a sharp impression and original margins. A minor fold separation and tiny tear in the title cartouche have been neatly repaired with tissue on verso.