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Auction 174, Lot 660

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

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1684 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 13.9 inches
48 x 35.3 cm
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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.

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

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a wide-margined sheet with light offsetting and toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/11/2019