Auction 140, Lot 717

"La Judee ou Terre Sainte, Divisee en ses Douze Tribus", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 19 inches
59.2 x 48.3 cm

Lovely, large map of the Holy Land divided among the Tribes on both sides of the River Jordan. It covers the region with the shoreline from Sidon to Gaza and inland to Syria and the Arabian Desert. A large inset map shows the Nile Delta, Sinai and Canaan with the Wandering of the Children of Israel, titled "Carte de la Terre de Canaan ou Terre Promise…" The map is filled with fine detail and ornamented with two elaborate cartouches. This is the first state.

References: cf Laor #667; Pedley #393.

Condition: B+

Watermarked, deckle-edged paper with original outline color, a few faint spots, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 5/23/2012