"Geographische Beschryvinge van t'Beloofde-Landt Canaan…", Visscher, Claes Janszoon
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1648 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 12 inches
47.8 x 30.5 cm
Fine Bible map of the Holy Land has north oriented to the left. This is the elder Visscher's map of Canaan, richly engraved and decorated with a vignette of the crucifixion at upper left and a decorative title cartouche incorporating an old fisherman (the mark of Visscher). The sea is filled with fishing boats, the track of Apostle Paul's journey to Rome, a compass rose, and an angel embellishing the scale of miles. Dutch text on verso.
References: Laor #789; Poortman & Augusteijn #88.
The narrow side margins, which are commonly damaged on Bible maps, have been professionally extended. The bottom right side includes a tiny bit of skilled facsimile of the neatlines. Marginal soiling.