"Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door Wandelt van onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, neffens syne Apostelen", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1657 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19 x 12.5 inches
48.3 x 31.8 cm
This fine map of present-day Israel is oriented with north to the right. There is a large, decorative title cartouche at bottom flanked by vignettes depicting the life of Christ. At top, putti hold banners with the key to the map and scale of miles. Tiny ships and the track of Apostle Paul are shown in the sea. Visscher's trademark fishermen flank the vignettes at bottom - at left the younger Nicolas and at right the elder Claes Janszoon. Dutch text on verso.
References: Laor #791; Poortman & Augusteijn #122.
A nice impression and wide, original margins with a professionally repaired centerfold separation that just enters neatline at bottom.