"Geographische Beschryvinge van t'Beloofde-Landt Canaan…", Visscher, Claes Janszoon
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1642 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19 x 12 inches
48.3 x 30.5 cm
This is a fine Bible map of the Holy Land with 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.
There are narrow side margins which is common with Dutch bible maps. There is a small edge tear in the lower blank margin that does not enter the image and some minor ink stains in the upper blank margin.