Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 653

"Manasseh, Ramus Saecundus, Ramus Saecundus Juxta Sontem / Manassen Cisjordanicam", Fuller, Thomas

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1650 (published)

Publication: A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 11.8 inches
35.1 x 30 cm
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This delightfully illustrated map is from what R.V. Tooley described as "the most quaint and decorative series of maps." This map depicts Manessah between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, with the emblem of the tribe (a tree behind a well) shown in a strapwork cartouche. The map is filled with biblical illustrations and is adorned with a coat of arms and dedication to William Parker. Engraved by John Goddard.

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, published in 1650, 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.

References: Laor #287; Nebenzahl (HL) p.128-131, #10; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.FULL-1a #9.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with several worm tracks mostly confined to the blank margins that have been professionally infilled, including one that enters the image at top center, with a minor amount of image replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2017