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Auction 153, Lot 615

"Tribus Gad Nempe, ea Terrae Sancte Pars, quae Obtigit in Partitione Regionis Tribui Gad", Adrichom, Christian van

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1682 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Terrae Sanctae

Color: Hand Color

16.7 x 9.3 inches
42.4 x 23.6 cm

Oriented with north to the left, this map shows the portion of the Holy Land that was divided into the tribe of Gad. The map depicts numerous biblical sites identified by both name and number, which are more fully described in Adrichom's text.

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 #11.

Condition: A+

A fine impression on watermarked paper with attractive color.

Estimate: $150 - $180


Closed on 5/20/2015