Auction 151, Lot 606

"[Title Below Map] This Mappe Declareth the Way Which the Israelites Went for the Space of Fortie Yeares from Egypt Thorow the Wildernesse of Arabia…",

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1599 (circa)

Publication: The Geneva Bible

Color: Black & White

5 x 4.1 inches
12.7 x 10.4 cm

This anonymous woodcut map displays the route of the Exodus. The daily progress is also noted by use of numbers placed alongside the route. The leaf is from the 1599 edition of the Geneva Bible printed by Christopher Barker, the printer for Queen Elizabeth I. The Geneva Bible was significant because it was the first mechanically printed, mass-produced Bible made available to the general public. On a full sheet of English text (6.3 x 8.5").

References: Nebenzahl (Holy Land) p. 104.

Condition: A

Light soiling mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/19/2014