Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 599

"Les Voiages de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ et des Apotres St. Pierre et St. Paul dans l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Europe...", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: La Sainte Bible en Latin et Francois

Color: Hand Color

16.7 x 14 inches
42.4 x 35.6 cm

An unusual map featuring the travels throughout the region of Jesus Christ and his apostles, Peter and Paul. The title is set within an ornate cartouche showing the three travelers. Large insets of the Holy Land divided among the twelve tribes and a plan of Jerusalem fill the bottom corners. Engraved by Delahaye. Pierre Moullart inherited the copper plates of his grandfather, Nicolas Sanson, and added the Sanson suffix to his name to publish maps. His business was not successful; therefore, his maps are very scarce.

References: Laor #514.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with attractive color on watermarked paper. What appears in the image as toning along the centerfold is actually just show-through of the backstrip.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/17/2016