"Iudaea seu Palaestina ob Sacratissima Redemtoris Vestigia Hodie Dicta Terra Sancta...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1707 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.6 x 19.3 inches
57.4 x 49 cm
Homann based this map of the Holy Land on the cartography of Guillaume Sanson. It presents the region divided among the twelve tribes of Israel and covers from Sidon to Sirbonis L in the Egyptian desert. The Kishon River is shown as connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Sea of Galilea. The dramatic title cartouche features Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and inset in the opposite corner is a map showing the Exodus and Wandering surrounded by a finely engraved scene including Moses, Aaron, and the two spies of Moses bearing a huge bunch of grapes.
References: Laor #340.
A sharp impression with full contemporary color on paper with the watermarks of an elephant and a man holding a sword and a banner with "MHD." There is light toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet. There is some staining in the blank margins due to some old tape residue from the verso. There is an old pastedown on verso from a German dealer.