"Terre de Chanaan ou Terre Promise a Abraham...", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1743 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.8 x 16.5 inches
55.4 x 41.9 cm
This decorative Holy Land map is based on the work of Guillaume Sanson. The main map traces the route of the Exodus and includes a plethora of Biblical and topographical details. It features a beautifully engraved title cartouche depicting the drunkenness of Noah and, at bottom right, the Ark of the Convenant. A large inset map at top left details Abraham's journey and includes a title cartouche showing the Lord's convenant with Abraham and the thwarted sacrifice of Isaac. Another inset at bottom left focuses on the encampments of the 12 Tribes, with the Tabernacle at the center. This is the first state. The map was engraved by Lattre, the cartouches by Gobin.
References: Pedley #391.
Original outline color on watermarked paper with minor toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet, some extraneous creasing at top, and light soiling. A 2" cut adjacent to the centerfold at top has been closed on verso with archival tape.