Auction 148, Lot 610

"Regnum Salomonicum seu Tabula Digesta ad Libros", de la Rue, Philippe

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: La Terre Sainte en Six Cartes Geographiques…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.4 x 15.6 inches
54.4 x 39.6 cm

Very handsome map of the Holy Land during the reign of King Solomon, showing the provinces of the Twelve Tribes. Solomon reigned over a large region that included Damascus in the north and the entire area east of the Jordan. The Mediterranean coastline is depicted from Sidon to Sirbon Lacus. Haifa Bay is enlarged and there is an imaginary bay south of Jaffa. The map is adorned with a lovely drape and ribbon-style cartouche.

References: Laor #417; Pastoureau, LA RUE [3].

Condition: A

Lovely color on watermarked paper with one minute hole under title cartouche.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/19/2014

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