"Iudaea sive Terra Sancta quae Israelitarum in suas Duodecim Tribus Destincta Secretis ab Invicem Regnis Iuda, et Israel...", Danckerts, Theodore
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1698 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 20 inches
57.2 x 50.8 cm
This rare, attractive engraving of the Holy Land is divided among the twelve Tribes on both sides of the Jordan River and follows the Mediterranean coastline from Gaza to Sidon. The map shows many towns, cities, lakes, rivers, and mountains. A large and elaborate cartouche shows a female figure holding the stones containing the Ten Commandments as well as a priest offering sacrifice.
References: Laor #231.
Attractive color with a light vertical extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold and some light soiling along the edges of the sheet.