Auction 144, Lot 211

"Terra Promissa in Sortes seu Tribus XII Distincta seu Tabula ad Librum Iosue…", La Rue, Philippe de

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: La Terre Sainte en Six Cartes Geographiques

Color: Hand Color

21 x 15.9 inches
53.3 x 40.4 cm

This is a beautifully engraved map showing the location of the twelve tribes in the Holy Land. Adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche featuring an angel at top. Engraved by I. Somer and published by Pierre Mariette.

References: Laor #416; Pastoureau, LA RUE [2].

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue, one faint spot along centerfold towards top, and professionally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 4/3/2013