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Auction 156, Lot 622

"La Monarchie des Hebreux sous Salomon, ou le Roiaume d'Israel Distingue en Douze Prefectures ou Gouvernements...", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: La Sainte Bible en Latin et Francois

Color: Hand Color

16 x 13.9 inches
40.6 x 35.3 cm

This scarce map depicts the Holy Land as it was during the Hebrew monarchy under Salomon, Saul and David. The kingdom of Israel is subdivided into twelve districts including both sides of the Jordan River. The beautifully engraved map includes the shoreline from Sidon to Gaza. The large inset Le Roiaume de Salomon details the Kingdom of Salomon. Very large and decorative title cartouche with vignette, all enclosed in delicate border. The map is from a French Bible published by Guillaume Despres. 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 #512.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and one spot in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/17/2016