"Regnum Salomonicum Seu Tabula Digesta ad Libros Iudicum, Regum, Paral; et Prophetarum per Eparchias, XII, Mox Regna Duo", de la Rue, Philippe
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1651 (published)
Publication: La Terre Sainte en Six Cartes Geographiques…
Color: Hand Color
20.7 x 15 inches
52.6 x 38.1 cm
Very handsome map of the Holy Land during the reign of King Solomon, showing the provinces of the Twelve Tribes. Solomon reigned over a large region that included Damascus in the north and the entire area east of the Jordan. The Mediterranean coastline is depicted from Sidon to Sirbon Lacus. Haifa Bay is enlarged and there is an imaginary bay south of Jaffa. The map is adorned with a lovely drape and ribbon-style cartouche.
References: Laor #417; Pastoureau, LA RUE .
Watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold and two archivally repaired holes near centerfold at bottom, one of which is in the blank margin and the other is in an unengraved area of map.