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Auction 174, Lot 655

"Situs Terrae Promissionis. S.S. Bibliorum Intelligentiam Exacte Aperiens per Chr. Adichom", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1633 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.6 inches
49.5 x 37.1 cm
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Superb map of the Holy Land based on the cartography of Christian van Adrichom. With north oriented to the bottom left, the map covers from the Nile delta to Sidon and is divided into the twelve tribes. It is finely engraved with minute detail and depicts numerous biblical scenes including the Exodus, the wandering of the Children of Israel, and several battle scenes. A floral and fruit garland is draped across the top, symbolizing the land of plenty. It is further decorated with two putti holding up a banner containing a Latin verse, figures of Moses with the Ten Commandments and Aaron dressed in the priestly vestments, Jonah and the whale, and a strapwork distance scale. Engraved by Everadus Sim. Hamersveldt and Salomon Rogeri. Blank verso.

References: Laor #23; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8150:1C.1.

Condition: B+

A bright sheet with professional repairs to a long centerfold separation at bottom and a chip along the centerfold at top that just enters the map border, with a minor amount of the border skillfully replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/11/2019