Auction 173, Lot 375

"Canaan, or the Land of Promise. Possessed by the Children of Israel and Travelled Through by Our Saviour Jesus Christ; and His Apostles", Moxon, Joseph

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1671 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 12.4 inches
46.2 x 31.5 cm

This fine map of present-day Israel is oriented with north to the right. There is a large, decorative title cartouche at bottom flanked by vignettes depicting the life of Christ. At top, putti hold banners with the key to the map and scale of miles. Tiny ships and the track of Apostle Paul are shown in the sea. At top center is a coat of arms with a dedication to Lord Bishop Humphrey. This map was based on Nicholas Visscher's map of Canaan, and was translated from Dutch by Joseph Moxon.

References: Laor #522A.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, on watermarked paper with very light soiling, a few professionally repaired fold separations and some extraneous creasing in map image that has been pressed flat.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/5/2019