Auction 137, Lot 687

"Tabula Cananaeae Prout Tempore…", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 cm

Handsome small map of Canaan divided as in the time of Jesus Christ and his Apostles, oriented with west at top. The map extends from Sidon to Anthedon and inland to Philadelphia. Sodom and Gomorrha are located in the Dead Sea. The sea is decorated with a charming scene of Jonah and the whale. Strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Laor 491.

Condition: B+

Marginal soiling and "Matth 4-v.15." written in old black ink in right blank margin, just entering map border. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins. The top margin is narrow, but adequate for framing.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2011