Auction 146, Lot 650

"Palaestina Terra Sancta", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: Holy Land, Cyprus

Period: 1699 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Marianus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.9 x 9.2 inches
35.3 x 23.4 cm

This boldly engraved map of the Holy Land extends to include Cyprus. The map is filled with rivers, forests, and mountainous topography, with relatively few place names. The decorative cartouche is in the form of a rock with three crosses atop, and also features two men carrying a giant bunch of grapes.

References: Laor #706.

Condition: A

A dark impression with attractive color and a few tiny worm holes along centerfold that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/4/2013

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