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Auction 153, Lot 622

"Geographische Beschryvinge van het Ioodtsche Landt, Doorwandelt van Onsen Heere ende Salichmaecker Iesu Christo Nessens Syne Apostelen", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1748 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 6.7 inches
21.6 x 17 cm

This scarce map is a reduced version of Visscher's map of the Holy Land. North is oriented to the lower left with a lovely compass rose that is incorporated into the distance scale cartouche. The map is filled with graphic topography and beautifully embellished with a vignette of the crucifixion. Several ships and boats fill the sea; the origin and route of St. Paul toward Rome is traced. This is the third state with Visscher's name removed from the cartouche.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #95.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and a bit of printer's ink residue in title cartouche.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $65

Closed on 5/20/2015