Auction 146, Lot 648

"[On 2 Sheets] Terra Sancta quae et Terra Chanaan, Terra Promissionis, Terra Hebreorum, Terra Israelitarum, Iudea, et Palestina…", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1666 (dated)

Publication: Cartes de Geographie les Plus Nouvelles et les Plus Fideles…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.7 x 14.8 inches
52.6 x 37.6 cm

This large-scale map of the Holy Land is printed on two sheets and divides the region into the Twelve Tribes of Israel. It covers the region with the shoreline from Sidon to Gaza and inland to Syria and the Arabian Desert. A large inset map in the southern sheet shows the Nile Delta, Sinai and Canaan with the Wandering of the Children of Israel, titled Peregrinatio et Mansiones Israel Itarum, in Deserto. The maps are filled with fine detail with a large title cartouche gracing the southern sheet, featuring Moses, Adam eating an apple in the Garden of Eden, and Jesus atop a cloud. Size is for each sheet; if joined the map would measure approximately 20.7 x 30.5".

References: Laor #260; Pastoureau, DUVAL II C [44-45].

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with very light soiling and few small spots. Each map has two chips in bottom blank margin that have been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Unsold

Closed on 9/4/2013

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