Auction 150, Lot 578

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1676 (published)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Uytbeeldinge en Vertooning de Gantscher Aerdbodem...

Color: Black & White

10.1 x 7.4 inches
25.7 x 18.8 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) #8150:353:31.

Condition: B+

Just a few tiny spots of foxing in the image.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/17/2014