"Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door Wandelt van Onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, Neffens Syne Apostelen", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1657 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.6 x 12.4 inches
47.2 x 31.5 cm
This fine map of present-day Israel is oriented with north to the right. There is a large, decorative title cartouche at bottom flanked by vignettes depicting the life of Christ. At top, putti hold banners with the key to the map and scale of miles. Tiny ships and the track of Apostle Paul are shown in the sea. Visscher's trademark fishermen flank the vignettes at bottom - at left the younger Nicolas and at right the elder Claes Janszoon. Dutch text on verso. Engraved by Broeck.
References: Laor #791; Poortman & Augusteijn #122.
A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with marginal soiling, an extraneous vertical crease, and archival repairs to several short fold separations in the bottom blank margin.