Auction 136, Lot 644

"Perigrinatie ofte Veertich-Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels", Savry, Jacob

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1648 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 12.8 inches
48.3 x 32.5 cm

Lavishly decorated map of the Holy Land depicting the flight from Egypt. The Holy Land is divided among the tribes. The Kishon River connect the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee. It is based on the 1643 map of Claes Jansz. Visscher with nearly identical embellishments that include depictions of the encampment of the Children of Israel, temple vessels, Aaron & Moses, both sides of a shekel coin, a charming scene of Jonas and the whale, and several of Solomon's ships. Published in a Dutch Bible, with text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #108.

Condition: A

The side margins have been expertly extended to better accommodate framing and a tiny tear at bottom has been repaired.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/1/2011