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Auction 174, Lot 667

"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
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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.


Condition: A

Contemporary color on a watermarked sheet with some minor spots.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/11/2019