"Viertzig Iarige Reysen der Kinder Israel and Egypten durch das Rote-Meer und Wusten biss ins Gelobte Land Caneen", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1693 (published)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 12.5 inches
47 x 31.8 cm
This is an unusual German edition of Visscher's lavishly decorated map of the Holy Land that depicts the flight from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. Includes a fine title cartouche, ships sailing in both the Mediterranean and Red Seas, numerous putti, several engravings of religious icons, Moses and Aaron flanking an inset of the encampment of the Tribes, and a charming scene of Jonas and the whale. German text on verso.
References: cf Poortman & Augusteijn #120.
There is light soiling, a few professionally repaired centerfold separations, and some light text show through.