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Auction 180, Lot 639

"Tabula Geographica Terrae Sanctae Auctore J. Bonfrerio Societat. Jesu", Halma, Francois

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1709 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

26.1 x 8.3 inches
66.3 x 21.1 cm
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This interesting map of Israel is by the Flemish theologian, Jacques Bonfrere. Oriented with north at top left, it is divided into the twelve tribes with a key at bottom. The Wandering of the Children of Israel is shown with the 42 encampments. The title cartouche includes Moses, Aaron and a Roman soldier. Printed on two joined sheets, as issued.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #167.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on bright sheets with minor toning along the joint at bottom and some staining in the left blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/18/2020