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Auction 188, Lot 614


"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
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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.


Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $40

Closed on 6/22/2022