"Carte pour l'Intelligence des Voiages D'Abraham, Faits par l'Ordre de Dieu, en Asie et en Egypte…", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1712 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16 x 14 inches
40.6 x 35.6 cm
This fascinating historical map shows the Holy Land from the Nile to Mesopotamia and depicts the old kingdoms and "Paradies" above Mesopotamia. A large inset shows the exodus of the children of Israel through the desert up to Jericho. A key at top left identifies the towns of Chanaan. The map is adorned with an elaborate title cartouche decorated with two Biblical scenes. The map was engraved by F. Delamonce and the cartouche was engraved by Gerard Scotin.
Watermarked paper with marginal soiling, a short centerfold separation at bottom that has been repaired with archival materials, and two small chips in bottom blank margin, far from map image.