Auction 154, Lot 621

"Voyage des Enfans d'Israel dans le Desert Depuis leur Sortie d'Egypte par la Mer Rouge... / Veertig Iaarige Reys togt der Kinderen Israels uyt Aegypten door de Roode-Zee...", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 15.8 inches
47.8 x 40.1 cm

This interesting pictorial map focuses on the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land and their wandering in the desert. Mount Sinai is prominent at the center of the map. At top left are the Jordan River and the Mare Mortuum (Dead Sea) and at bottom right is a graphic scene of the pursuing Egyptians being swallowed in the Red Sea following the successful escape of the Hebrews. Numerous place names and biblical references fill the map which is decorated with a large title cartouche depicting women gathering the Manna. This is the first edition.

References: Laor #507.

Condition: B+

Superb impression and color on watermarked paper with small stains at far right and left. Trimmed to neatline at top, as issued.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/16/2015