Auction 146, Lot 656

"Geographische Beschryvinge van het Ioodtsche Landt, Doorwandelt van Onsen Heere ende Salichmaecker Iesu Christo Nessens Syne Apostelen", Schoonwald, Samuel

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1725 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.4 x 6.7 inches
21.3 x 17 cm

This scarce map is a reduced version of Visscher's map of the Holy Land. North is oriented to the lower left with a lovely compass rose that is incorporated into the distance scale cartouche. The map is filled with graphic topography and beautifully embellished with a vignette of the crucifixion. Several ships and boats fill the sea; the origin and route of St. Paul toward Rome is traced. This is from the only Dutch Bible published by Samuel Schoonwald.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with wide margins and light soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/4/2013

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