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Auction 158, Lot 385

"Generaale Kaart van het Beloofde Land tot Verlichting voor de Geschiedenisse; Vervat in des Bybel…", Elwe, Jan Barend

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1792 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 19.5 inches
59.2 x 49.5 cm

Large, detailed map of the Holy Land based on De Wit's map. West is oriented to the top of the map, which is spanned by a large title cartouche draped in a garland held aloft by six cherubs. The Mediterranean is filled with various types of ships and boats, including a depiction of Jonah and the whale. The map is divided into the twelve tribes of Israel. Several roads are depicted and the route of the Children of Israel through the desert. At bottom center is an engraving of the Tabernacle surrounded by the twelve tribes and flanked by Moses and Aaron.

References: Laor #268.

Condition: A

Original color on a clean sheet of watermarked paper with a faint damp stain confined to the lower blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/22/2016