"Carte pour l'Intelligence des Voiages d'Abraham, Faits par l'Ordre de Dieu, en Asie et en Egypte...", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1712 (dated)
Color: Black & White
15.9 x 14.1 inches
40.4 x 35.8 cm
This fascinating historical map shows the Holy Land from the Nile to Mesopotamia and depicts the old kingdoms and "Paradies" above Mesopotamia. A large inset shows the exodus of the children of Israel through the desert up to Jericho. A key at top left identifies the towns of Chanaan. The map is adorned with an elaborate title cartouche decorated with two Biblical scenes. The map was engraved by F. Delamonce and the cartouche was engraved by Gerard Scotin.
Issued folding with very light offsetting and soiling, extraneous creasing, and some toning along the central fold. There are some dampstains along the edges of the sheet, well away from the image.