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Auction 190, Lot 552

"Regnum Salomonicum seu Tabula Digesta ad Libros Judicum, Regum, Paral; et Prophetarum per Eparchias, XII, Mox Regna Duo", de la Rue, Philippe

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: La Terre Sainte en Six Cartes Geographiques…

Color: Hand Color

21.3 x 15.6 inches
54.1 x 39.6 cm
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Very handsome map of the Holy Land during the reign of King Solomon, showing the provinces of the Twelve Tribes. Solomon reigned over a large region that included Damascus in the north and the entire area east of the Jordan. The Mediterranean coastline is depicted from Sidon to Sirbon Lacus. Haifa Bay is enlarged and there is an imaginary bay south of Jaffa. The map is adorned with a lovely drape and ribbon-style cartouche.

References: Laor #417; Pastoureau, LA RUE [3].

Condition: A

A dark impression with contemporary outline color in the map and later color in the cartouche, on a bright sheet with the watermarks of a large coat of arms and the symbol for the Society of Jesus. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold, some soft creases along the centerfold at top, and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $220 - $250


Closed on 11/16/2022