Auction 146, Lot 655

"La Judee ou Palestine, sous le Roi Herodes Surnomme le Grand...", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1717 (published)

Publication: La Sainte Bible en Latin et Francois

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 13.3 inches
39.4 x 33.8 cm

This map shows Israel during the reign of King Herod the Great and its division among his sons after his death. The blank areas on the map are adorned with large, delicately engraved cartouches. The cartouche on the right side includes a vignette of Herod supervising his extensive building project in Jerusalem. Pierre Moullart inherited the copper plates of his grandfather, Nicolas Sanson, and added the Sanson suffix to his name to publish maps. His business was not successful; therefore, his maps are very scarce.

References: Laor #513.

Condition: B+

A nice impression issued folding on bright watermarked paper with minor extraneous creases in the bottom right corner of map and some slight offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/4/2013

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