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Auction 147, Lot 571

"Terra Sancta quae in Sacris, Terra Promissionis Palestina", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 7.5 inches
25.9 x 19.1 cm
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This small map is based on Ortelius' famous map of the Holy Land. It is oriented with east at the top and centered on Samaria. The Dead Sea has four cities shown burning within it: Sodoma, Gomorra, Adama and Seboim. The map is adorned with a strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8150:353.

Condition: B+

Attractive color with some tiny tears in blank margins that have been professionally repaired, a few of which just enter the neatline. Very narrow right margin, apparently as issued.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/20/2013