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Auction 152, Lot 583

"Tribus Aser id est, Portio illa Terrae Sanctae, quae Tribui Aser in Divisione Regionis Attributa Suit", Adrichom, Christian van

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1682 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Terrae Sanctae

Color: Hand Color

15.4 x 8.7 inches
39.1 x 22.1 cm
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This elegantly engraved map depicts the lands granted to the Tribe of Asher based upon Joshua's division of the Holy Land into Twelve Tribes. Oriented with north to the left, the map extends from Mount Hermon and Sidon in the north to Acre in the south, with Tyre at center. Numerous biblical sites are depicted, which are both numbered and named.

The Theatrum Terrae Sanctae was an atlas and history of the Holy Land and was Adrichom's most important and famous work. Born in Delft, Christian Kruik van Adrichem, or Christianus Crucius Adrichomius, was a Catholic priest and theologian. Adrichom worked for thirty years on his three-part history of the Holy Land, and only succeeded in publishing the first part, Urbis Hierosolyma Depicta, during his lifetime. The remaining two parts were published posthumously by Georg Braun in 1590, with subsequent editions in 1593, 1600, 1613, 1628, and 1682. The Theatrum Terrae Sanctae contained 12 maps and plans: one of the Holy Land, nine of territories of the Tribes of Israel, one of the Exodus, and a town plan of Jerusalem.

References: Laor #9.

Condition: A

Excellent impression and color on watermarked paper with wide margins and a hint of toning.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/18/2015