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Auction 180, Lot 638

"Geographiae Sacrae ex Veteri, et Novo Testamento Desumptae Tabula Secunda: in qua Terra Promissa, sive Iudaea in Suas Tribus Partesq Distincta", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1679 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.5 inches
50.3 x 39.4 cm
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This fine map illustrates the lands described in the Old and New Testament. It provides good detail throughout and is adorned with a wreath-style title cartouche featuring a pair of sea monsters. The Kishon River connects the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee.

References: Laor #689; cf. Pastoureau, Sanson V B [170].

Condition: A

Contemporary outline color on a sheet with a fleur-de-lis watermark. There is faint offsetting and minor soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/18/2020