Auction 149, Lot 598

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.1 x 7.5 inches
25.7 x 19.1 cm

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.

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

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and a few small chips and tears confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014