Auction 134, Lot 600

"Voyage des Enfans d'Israel dans le Desert depuis leux partie d'Egypte Par la Mer Rouge ... Au Pays de Canaan", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1725 (published)

Publication: Atlas antiquus

Color: Black & White

18.4 x 15.5 inches
46.7 x 39.4 cm

This interesting pictorial map focuses on the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land and their wandering in the desert. Mount Sinai is prominent at the center of the map. At top left are the Jordan River and the Mare Mortuum (Dead Sea) and at bottom right is a graphic scene of the pursuing Egyptians being swallowed in the Red Sea following the successful escape of the Hebrews. Numerous place names and biblical references fill the map which is decorated with a large title cartouche depicting women gathering the Manna.

References: Laor #507A.

Condition: A+

A little excess ink on plate after wiping has left a light shadow, still fine with dark impression on fine paper with full margins.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/1/2010