Auction 148, Lot 609

"Patriarchatus Hierosolymitani Geographica Descriptio", Tavernier, Melchior

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1640 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 13.8 inches
50.3 x 35.1 cm

This is a handsome map covering the region from the Nile Delta to Lebanon. It shows the extent of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Roman times. An elegantly designed title cartouche fills the Mediterranean Sea.

References: Laor #768.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with original outline color and later coloring in the cartouche. There is minor soiling and one short crack caused by the oxidation of the original green pigment that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/19/2014