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Auction 146, Lot 657

"Palaestina in XII. Tribus Divisa, cum Terris Adiacentibus", Homann Heirs

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Major Atlas Scholasticus

Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 17.8 inches
52.8 x 45.2 cm
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Beautifully engraved map of the Holy Land divided into the twelve tribes. It covers the coastline from Biblus nunc Gibele to the Sirbonis lacus. A map showing the region in Roman times is inset in a decorative scroll at left, and the title cartouche is topped with two sides of a shekel coin. Below the cartouche is a scene of the encampment of the Jews with two spies of Moses bearing the fruit from the Promised Land. The map was drawn by Johann Christoph Harenberg. French title in top margin, "Carte de la Terre Sainte divisee selon les Douze Tribus d'Israel…"

References: Laor #325.

Condition: B

Original color on watermarked paper with light soiling and scattered stains. There is minor creasing and a few light damp stains along the centerfold, with several centerfold separations that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/4/2013