Auction 159, Lot 597

"La Judee ou Palestine, sous le Roi Herodes Surnomme le Grand, ou sont la Judee, la Samarie, la Galilee...", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: La Sainte Bible en Latin et Francois

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 13.3 inches
39.4 x 33.8 cm

This map shows Israel during the reign of King Herod the Great and its division among his sons after his death. The blank areas on the map are adorned with large, delicately engraved cartouches. The cartouche on the right side includes a vignette of Herod supervising his extensive building project in Jerusalem. 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 #513.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color on watermarked paper. There are a couple of small, insignificant spots.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2016

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