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Auction 156, Lot 625

"De Veertig-Jaarige Reys-Togten der Kinderen Israels Num. XXXIII...", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1729 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

30.3 x 11.5 inches
77 x 29.2 cm

This is a spectacular panoramic landscape view of the Sinai Peninsula and the desert where the Children of Israel wandered for forty years. It is shown from a perspective high above the Mediterranean Sea. The view begins with Mt. Pisgah on the left and shows the Dead Sea, Jordan, Mt. Sinai and the Red Sea. The encampments are shown throughout the landscape along the road taken. The view is adorned with a dramatic cartouche and was printed on two joined sheets.

References: Laor #4.

Condition: A

Excellent impression and color on watermarked paper with one unobtrusive spot in the Red Sea and a small ink stain at the base of the title cartouche. Issued folding with one short fold separation in bottom blank margin that has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 2/17/2016