Auction 154, Lot 619

"Pinax Geographicus Patriarchatus Hierosolymitani Qualis ille Excipitur ex Veteribus Notitiis et Conciliis...", de la Rue, Philippe

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1651 (dated)

Publication: La Terre Sainte en Six Cartes Geographiques

Color: Hand Color

21 x 16 inches
53.3 x 40.6 cm

A sharply engraved map of the Holy Land extending through the Sinai Peninsula to the mouth of the Nile. A decorative, garlanded cartouche surrounds the title. Engraved by J. Sommer and published by P. Mariette.

References: Laor #419; Pastoureau, LA RUE [5].

Condition: A

A clean and bright example on watermarked paper with original outline color in the map and later coloring in the cartouche. There is light soiling mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/16/2015