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Auction 144, Lot 212

"Tabula Itineraria Patriarcharum Abrahami, Isaaci et Iacobi", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1652 (published)

Publication: Accuratissima Orbis Delineatio...

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 14.8 inches
52.1 x 37.6 cm

A fine, decorative map illustrating the travels of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Patriarchs of the Bible. The map is devoid of detail except in the regions described in the biblical accounts. It covers the region from Cyprus to Iraq and the great city of Babel, and from Egypt to the deserts of Arabia. The decorations represent the bounty of the Promised Land with the title and scale cartouche adorned with a cornucopia of fruit and vegetables, and the imprint cartouche featuring a host of putti harvesting fruit. Latin text on verso.

References: Laor #371.

Condition: A

Attractive color and wide, original margins with minor show-through of text and a few tiny spots. A short centerfold separation in bottom blank margin has been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 4/3/2013