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Auction 145, Lot 674

"Terra Sancta, sive Promissionis, olim Palestina Recens Delineata, et in Lucem Edita…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

22 x 18 inches
55.9 x 45.7 cm
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Beautiful, large map of the Holy Land filled with great detail. North is oriented to the top right corner of the map, which is spanned by a large title cartouche draped in a garland held aloft by six cherubs. The Mediterranean is filled with various types of sailing ships and fishing boats, including a depiction of Jonah and the whale. At bottom center is a plan of the desert camp of the Israelites flanked by Moses with the Golden Altar on the left and Aaron with the Golden Table on the right.

References: Laor #860.

Condition: B

There are several small, archivally repaired centerfold separations, a few small abrasions along the centerfold, and some soiling.

Estimate: $500 - $650


Closed on 6/12/2013