"Iudaea seu Palaestina ob Sacratissima Redemtoris Vestigia Hodie Dicta Terra Sancta Prout Olim in Duodecim Tribus Divisa Separatis ab Invicem Regnis Iuda et Israel...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1707 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 19.1 inches
56.6 x 48.5 cm
Homann based this map of the Holy Land on the cartography of Guillaume Sanson. It presents the region divided among the twelve tribes of Israel and covers from Sidon to Sirbonis L in the Egyptian desert. The Kishon River is shown as connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Sea of Galilea. The dramatic title cartouche features Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and inset in the opposite corner is a map showing the Exodus and Wandering surrounded by a finely engraved scene including Moses, Aaron, and the two spies of Moses bearing a huge bunch of grapes.
References: Laor #340.
On watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and a small chip in the lower right border that has been partially reattached with hinge tape. There is moderate soiling and several edge chips and tears all confined to the blank margins.