"Histoire-Sainte Depuis l'An 2981 Jusqu'a l'An 3000", Buy de Mornas, Claude
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1761 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Methodique et Elementaire de Geographie et l'Histoire
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 15.1 inches
54.6 x 38.4 cm
This map of the Holy Land depicts the 12 tribes and is flanked by columns of French text describing the history of the area between 2982-92 BC. It is surrounded by a rococo-style border printed from a separate plate. The map appeared in Buy de Mornas' lavishly produced historical atlas, a three-volume set covering advances in cosmography, geology, astronomy, and oceanography and the history, geography, and cartography of the Ancient World.
Contemporary color on a watermarked sheet with some minor spots.