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Auction 148, Lot 618

"De Veertig-Jaarige Reys-Togten der Kinderen Israels Num. XXXIII…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1729 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

30.3 x 11.6 inches
77 x 29.5 cm

This is a spectacular panoramic landscape view of the Sinai Peninsula and the desert where the Children of Israel wandered for forty years. It is shown from a perspective high above the Mediterranean Sea. The view begins with Mt. Pisgah on the left and shows the Dead Sea, Jordan, Mt. Sinai and the Red Sea. The encampments are shown throughout the landscape along the road taken. The view is adorned with a dramatic cartouche and was printed on two joined sheets.

References: Laor #4.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with attractive color and professional repairs to a few minor fold separations. There is a 1" tear near center that has also been professionally repaired, with a tiny abrasion adjacent to the tear.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/19/2014