Auction 145, Lot 672

"Regnum Salomonicum seu Tabula Digesta ad Libros Judicum, 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

Size:
21.4 x 15.6 inches
54.4 x 39.6 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 [3].

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with one minute worm hole, a few tiny spots, and a hint of toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/12/2013

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