"Description Geographique de la Terre Promise, Terre des Hebreux, et des Israelites Partagee selon l'Ordre de Dieu, aux Douze Tribus Descendantes des Douze Fils de Jacob…", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1717 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16 x 14 inches
40.6 x 35.6 cm
This decorative chart is from a French Bible published by Guillaume Desprez and Jean Desessartz. It presents the full region on both sides of the Jordan River with information on the various divisions among the twelve tribes and their descendants. The map is richly embellished with the title cartouche held aloft by putti and Biblical scenes in a panel at right. Pierre Moullart was the grandson of Nicolas Sanson. He added the Sanson suffix to his name to take advantage of his grandfather's important reputation. His business was not successful and his maps are very scarce.
References: Laor #511.
Watermarked paper with a few faint spots. There are a few minute wormholes and light soiling in blank margins.