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Auction 182, Lot 645

"Iudaeae seu Terrae Israelis Tabula Geographica; in qua Locorum in Veteri et Novo Testamento Celebratissimorum Situs Accurate Descripti...", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 13.9 inches
46.5 x 35.3 cm
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Taken from the map drawn by Tilleman Stella for Ortelius in 1584, this map describes Judae or the Land of Israel. The coastline from Berytus (Beirut) to Rhinocorura (El Arish) is delineated and all the important places in the Old and New Testament are located. The map is beautifully composed with decorative features filling opposite corners. In the Mediterranean Sea, the title cartouche is flanked by the figures of Moses and Aaron. A large vignette fills the Jordanian desert portraying two of Moses' spies carrying an oversize bunch of grapes that represents the bounty of the Promised Land. Blank verso.

References: Laor #373; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8155:1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with a few small spots and one tiny hole at the center of the image that appears to be a paper flaw. There is mat burn surrounding the image and remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 4/28/2021