Auction 145, Lot 668

"[Holy Land]", Postel, Guillaume

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1583 (published)

Publication: The Newe Testament of our Load Iesus Christ…

Color: Black & White

Size:
4.7 x 3.3 inches
11.9 x 8.4 cm

This is a scarce leaf from an English bible produced by Christopher Barker. It contains a lovely woodblock map of the Holy Land depicting the area of modern-day Israel and western Jordan. The map has no attribution, but is likely after Guillaume Postel as he is credited with the maps in Barker's biblical works. The page (6.8" x 10") has English text on both sides.

References: Laor #588.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light soiling and a few minor spots.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/12/2013

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