"Terra Sancta sive Promissionis, olim Palestina, in Duo Divisa Regna, Israel, et Iuda...", Sanson, Guillaume
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1679 (dated)
Publication: Mercurio Georgrafico
Color: Black & White
21.6 x 16.9 inches
54.9 x 42.9 cm
This crisp engraving of the Holy Land is divided into the kingdoms of Judah and Israel and shows the twelve tribes on both sides of the Jordan River. Includes an inset of Ancient Syria at top and decorated by a title cartouche flanked by Adam and Eve in Paradise. Engraved by Georgius Widman and published in Giovanni Rossi's Mercurio Georgrafico in Rome.
References: Laor #682; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ROSS-1a #37.
A dark impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper with one small rust spot at right.