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Auction 164, Lot 650

"Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis ol: Palestina", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 14.1 inches
50 x 35.8 cm

East is at the top of this striking map of the Holy Land. The land is shown divided into the Twelve Tribes and is centered on Samaria. This map is based on Ortelius' map of the region from 1570, which in turn was based on Peter Laicksteen's wall map describing his 1566 visit to the Holy Land. The Dead Sea has four cities shown burning within it: Sodoma, Gomorra, Adama and Seboim. The Mediterranean Sea is enlivened with a depiction of Jonah being cast out of the ship and into the waiting jaws of the whale. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Laor #494; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8150:1A.

Condition: B

Full original color on watermarked paper with moderate toning, light offsetting, and professional repairs to several separations along the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/13/2017

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