Auction 171, Lot 635

"Palestinae sive Totius Terrae Promissionis Nova Descriptio", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1597 (circa)

Publication: Geographiae Universae tum Veteris tum Novae…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.6 x 4.8 inches
16.8 x 12.2 cm

This miniature Holy Land map shows the region in rich detail. It stretches from the Nile Delta to Lebanon and focuses on the wandering of the Children of Israel, tracing the route of the Exodus. There are several place names and nice topographical detail. The map is adorned with two ornate cartouches. This example was published in the unauthorized reissue of Magini's atlas, which was published by Petrus Keschedt with re-engraved plates. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Light toning with some show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/6/2019

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