"Dan, Serpens Juxta Viam qui Calces Equi Mordet, et Decidit Sessor ejus Retrorsum ", Fuller, Thomas
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1650 (published)
Publication: A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine
Color: Hand Color
12.3 x 9.4 inches
31.2 x 23.9 cm
This delightfully illustrated map covers the territory of Dan, one of the twelve tribes of Israel, along the Mediterranean in southern Palestine. The map is filled with pictorial illustrations and is embellished with a coat of arms and dedication cartouche and the shield of the Tribe of Dan. Engraved by Robert Vaughan, whose imprint appears at bottom right.
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 #289; Nebenzahl (HL) p.128-131, #12; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.FULL-1a #11.
A crisp impression with a professionally repaired centerfold separation at top.