Auction 135, Lot 601

"De Veertig-Jaarige Reys-Togten der Kinderen Israels Num. XXXIII…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
30 x 11.4 inches
76.2 x 29 cm

This is a spectacular panoramic landscape view of the Sinai Peninsula and the desert where the Children of Israel wandered for forty years. It is shown from a perspective high above the Mediterranean Sea. The view begins with Mt. Pisgah on the left and shows the Dead Sea, Jordan, Mt. Sinai and the Red Sea. The encampments are shown throughout the landscape along the road taken. The view is adorned with a dramatic cartouche and was printed on two joined sheets.

References: Laor #4.

Condition: A

Sharp impression with folds as issued. Minor soil and edge tears in blank margins.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/16/2011

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