Auction 140, Lot 707

"Peregrinatio Israelitaru in Deserto", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 cm

A handsome small map depicting the Exodus and the wandering of the Children of Israel. An inset of the Encampment of Isreal is enclosed in a strapwork border. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References: cf Laor #493.

Condition: B+

Remargined at top right with part of border expertly replaced in facsimile, and several other small chips and tears in blank margins have also been skillfully repaired. Marginal soiling with erroneous cardinal directions written in manuscript ink in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012