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Auction 167, Lot 361

"Terrae Israel Omnis Ante Canaan Dictae in Tribus Undecim Distributae Accuratissima...", Arias Montanus, Benito

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Liber Chanaan...

Color: Black & White

19.7 x 13.3 inches
50 x 33.8 cm

Uncommon and handsome map of the Holy Land, oriented with east at the top. The map shows the divisions of the eleven tribes as well as 43 Israelite desert encampments represented by tents. The western shoreline goes from Beirut in the north to the Nile Delta in the south. The Kishon River, here called Chedumin flu, connects Haifa Bay and Tiberius Lake (the Sea of Galilee). Five cities appear in the Dead Sea; Sodoma, Gomora, Adamo, Seboim and Segor. There are many place names and cities shown, some in Hebrew. The map is adorned with lovely ships and really adorable sea monsters. Engraved by Pieter van der Heyden.

References: Laor #46.

Condition: A+

A lovely, dark impression on a clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with a hint of toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $850

Closed on 3/28/2018