"Chorographia Terrae Sanctae in Angustiorem Formam Redacta, et ex Variis Auctoribus a Multis Erroribus Expurgata", Tirinus, Jacobus
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1688 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
33.3 x 12.8 inches
84.6 x 32.5 cm
Panels illustrating sacred objects surround this stunning map of the Holy Land. Oriented with east at top, the map includes the territories of the twelve tribes on both sides of the Jordan River and the route of the Exodus and Wandering. At center is an inset bird's-eye plan of ancient Jerusalem based on the Spanish biblical geographer, Juan Bautista Villalpando. The decorative panels include a menorah, the arc of the covenant, the altar of sacrifices, the Tabernacle, and a plan and elevations of the Temple. Two sheets joined as issued.
References: Laor #771.
Issued folding, now flattened on watermarked paper with professional repairs to several short fold separations, a few small chips in the blank margins, and a hole in the bottom right corner that measures about 1/4" by 1/2", with a small amount of image skillfully replaced in facsimile.