Auction 154, Lot 618

"Iuda Accubuit ut Leo, quis Suscita Bit eum", Fuller, Thomas

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine

Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 11.1 inches
34.5 x 28.2 cm

This map gives a dramatic view of the four burning cities - Zeboim, Sodom, Gomorrah and Admah - in the Dead Sea. The area shown is the territory apportioned to the Tribe of Judah, with the emblem of the tribe (a crouching lion) appearing at top left. The map is filled with biblical illustrations and is adorned with an elaborate coat of arms and dedication to Guil. Mainarol. Engraved by John Goddard.

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 #292; Nebenzahl (HL) p.128-131, #15; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.FULL-1a #14.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide margins and attractive color. There are professional repairs to a very short tear in image at bottom center and small worm tracks confined to the blank margins,

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2015