Auction 137, Lot 692

"Perigrinatie ofte Veertich-Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels…", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1661 (circa)


Color: Black & White

18.8 x 12.5 inches
47.8 x 31.8 cm

This lavishly decorated map of the Holy Land depicts the flight from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. Includes a fine title cartouche, ships sailing in both the Mediterranean and Red Seas, numerous putti, several engravings of religious icons, Moses, Aaron, and a charming scene of Jonas and the whale. Drawn by Claes Janszoon Visscher and engraved by A. vanden Broeck (their imprints are in the bottom right corner) and published by Nicolas Visscher in a Dutch Bible. Dutch text on verso.

References: Laor #795; Poortman & Augusteijn #120.

Condition: B+

Backed with Japanese tissue to close several fold separations and a couple minor tears.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/14/2011