Auction 154, Lot 617

"Zebulon ad Portum Marium Ipse ad Portu Marium Habitabit", Fuller, Thomas

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 10.8 inches
34.3 x 27.4 cm

This map depicts the region between Mount Carmel and the Sea of Galilee, here labeled Galilaea Inferior. The area was apportioned to the Tribe of Zebulon, with the tribe's emblem appearing below the title. The map is filled with biblical illustrations and is adorned with a coat of arms and dedication to Rogero Vivion. Engraved by Robert Vaughan.

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) was a respected English clergyman who wrote several books on the history and geography of the Holy Land. His A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine, published in 1650 and again in 1662, was a geographical description of the Holy Land with special reference to biblical history. The maps were derived from the cartography of Adrichom supplemented by his own wide reading. Fuller financed the book by dividing it into sections and finding sponsors for each one. To acknowledge the patrons, all maps contained decorative cartouches with the sponsor's coat of arms and a dedication to him.

References: Laor #285; Nebenzahl (HL) p.128-131, #8; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.FULL-1a #7.

Condition: A

Attractive impression and color on watermarked paper with some small worm holes that have been professionally infilled, only two of which appear within the image.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2015