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Auction 157, Lot 627

"The Temple as It Was in Christe Time", Fuller/Goddard

Subject: Solomon's Temple, Holy Land

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine...

Color: Hand Color

14.4 x 11.3 inches
36.6 x 28.7 cm

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) was a respected English clergyman who wrote several books on the history and geography of the Holy Land. His A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine was a geographical description of the Holy Land with special reference to biblical history. Fuller financed the book by dividing it into sections and finding sponsors for each one. To acknowledge the patrons, all maps contained decorative cartouches with the sponsor's coat of arms and a dedication to him. This interesting plan shows the Temple of Solomon, purportedly during the time of Christ. It was engraved by John Goddard.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.FULL-1a.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with several worm tracks that have been professionally infilled, with a minor amount of image replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 5/4/2016