Auction 140, Lot 714

"Chorographia Terrae Sanctae in Angustiorem Formam Redacta, et ex Variis Auctoribus a Multis Erroribus Expurgata", Tirinus, Jacobus

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1694 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
32 x 12.5 inches
81.3 x 31.8 cm

Panels illustrating sacred objects surround this stunning map of the Holy Land. Oriented with east at top, the map includes the territories of the twelve tribes on both sides of the Jordan River and the route of the Exodus and Wandering. At center is an inset bird's-eye plan of ancient Jerusalem based on the Spanish biblical geographer, Juan Bautista Villalpando. The decorative panels include a menorah, the arc of the covenant, the altar of sacrifices, the Tabernacle, and a plan and elevations of the Temple. Two sheets joined as issued.

References: cf Laor #771.

Condition: B+

There is faint offsetting, a few minor printer's creases, and an archivally repaired tear that enters 1" into image at top left.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 5/23/2012

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