Auction 170, Lot 615

"Iudaeae seu Terrae Israelis Tabula Geographica; in qua Locorum in Veteri et Novo Testamento...", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1741 (published)

Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 13.9 inches
48 x 35.3 cm

Taken from the map drawn by Tilleman Stella for Ortelius in 1584, this map describes Judae or the Land of Israel. The coastline from Berytus (Beirut) to Rhinocorura (El Arish) is delineated and all the important places in the Old and New Testament are located. The map is beautifully composed with decorative features filling opposite corners. In the Mediterranean Sea, the title cartouche is flanked by the figures of Moses and Aaron. A large vignette fills the Jordanian desert portraying two of Moses' spies carrying an oversize bunch of grapes that represents the bounty of the Promised Land. Blank verso, published in Pieter de Hondt's Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane, a French edition of Georgius Hornius' Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, which included maps from Johannes Jansson's historical atlas and Abraham Ortelius' Parergon.

References: Laor #373; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8155:1.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a sheet with wide margins, minor printer's ink residue, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/14/2018