"Viertzig Iahrige Reysen der Kinder Israel aus Egypten Durch das Rothe Meer und Wusten bis ins Gelobte Land Canaan",
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1716 (published)
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 14.6 inches
47.8 x 37.1 cm
This rare map is one of the most unique maps of the Holy Land, merging both biblical and mythical imagery. The map shows the Holy Land divided into the twelve Tribes of Israel, depicting the Exodus from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. Several biblical events are shown in the seas, including Jonah and the whale and King Solomon's fleet. The title cartouche is flanked on the left by putti and a pyramid made from bricks with the names of the twelve tribes. However to the right of the cartouche is an enormous sea monster and a sea god, uncommon decorative elements for a bible map. At top right is an angel upon a cloud holding the coat of arms of the German Empire. The map is surrounded by a unique frame-style border. This rare map was published in a German bible by Johann Detleffsen in Minden. German text on verso.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with some show-through of text on verso.