Auction 170, Lot 611

"Tabula Itineraria Patriarcharum Abrahami, Isaaci et Iacobi", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 14.7 inches
51.6 x 37.3 cm

A fine decorative map illustrating the travels of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Patriarchs of the Bible. The map is devoid of detail except in the regions described in the biblical accounts. It covers the region from Cyprus to Iraq and the great city of Babel, and from Egypt to the deserts of Arabia. The decorations represent the bounty of the Promised Land with the title and scale cartouche adorned with a cornucopia of fruit and vegetables, and the imprint cartouche featuring a host of putti harvesting fruit and vegetables. Blank verso.

References: Laor #371; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8020H:1.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with wide margins, a few minor extraneous creases, and light soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 11/14/2018