Auction 160, Lot 662

"Terre des Fils de Chanaan Dont Ils s'Emparerent sur les Descendans de Sem...", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1715 (circa)

Publication: La Sainte Bible en Latin et Francois

Color: Hand Color

16 x 13.9 inches
40.6 x 35.3 cm

Map of the Holy Land divided according the location of sons of Shem. A large inset depicts the Garden of Eden or Paradise. The map was engraved by Delahaye and the cartouche was engraved by Gerard Scotin. Published by Guillaume Desprez and Jean Desessartz. 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 #509.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color on watermarked paper. There are a few very minor spots.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/16/2016