"Tribus Ruben, et Gad et Partes Orientales Tribuum Beniamin, Ephraim, et Dimidiae Manasse Intra Iordanem", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1652 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.2 x 17.1 inches
53.8 x 43.4 cm
This is the top middle sheet of Jansson's 6-sheet wall map based on Adrichom's "Situs Terrae Promissionis." Oriented to the east, the wall map shows the region divided into the twelve tribes on both sides of the Jordan River, the shoreline running from Sidon to Alexandria. This sheet centers on the Jordan River connecting to the Dead Sea. The dramatic map is beautifully engraved to show topographical features, major roads, towns and villages and is richly embellished with dozens of biblical illustrations. Blank verso.
References: Laor #344; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8150:1D/1.
Full contemporary color with gilt highlights on a toned sheet with a faint extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold and several short edge tears.