Auction 162, Lot 632

"Carte de la Terre Sainte Divisee Selon les Douze Tribus d'Israel ou sont Exactement Marquez les Voyages de Iesus-Christ &c...", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Antiquus

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 15.8 inches
46.7 x 40.1 cm

Decorative and detailed map of the region covering present-day Israel and Jordan. The map shows the Holy Land divided among the Twelve Tribes, with the travels of Jesus Christ indicated by lightly dotted lines. The pictorial title cartouche includes a scene of Jesus healing the sick and the distance scale is surmounted by two cartographers. Just above the distance cartouche is a rendering of both sides of a shekel coin. Engraved by J. van Luchtenburg.

References: Laor #222.

Condition: B+

Original outline color in the map with later color in the decorative elements. There is light toning and soiling, and some extraneous creasing that has been archivally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 4/26/2017