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Auction 161, Lot 655

"Simeon. Instrumenta Violentia in Habitationibus Ipsius", Fuller, Thomas

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1650 (published)

Publication: A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine

Color: Hand Color

12.9 x 10.6 inches
32.8 x 26.9 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." The map covers the territory of "Philistia," which was apportioned to the Tribe of Simeon. The map is filled with biblical illustrations and is adorned with an elaborate coat of arms and dedication to William Honywood. Engraved by Thomas Cross.

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 #290; Nebenzahl (HL) p.128-131, #13; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.FULL-1a #12.

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