"Voyage des Enfans d'Israel dans le Desert Depuis leur Sortie d'Egypte par la Mer Rouge... / Veertig Iaarige Reys togt der Kinderen Israels uyt Aegypten door de Roode-Zee...", Mortier, Pierre
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1705 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.6 x 15.7 inches
47.2 x 39.9 cm
This interesting pictorial map focuses on the Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land and their wandering in the desert. Mount Sinai is prominent at the center of the map. At top left are the Jordan River and the Mare Mortuum (Dead Sea) and at bottom right is a graphic scene of the pursuing Egyptians being swallowed in the Red Sea following the successful escape of the Hebrews. Numerous place names and biblical references fill the map which is decorated with a large title cartouche depicting women gathering the Manna. This is the first edition.
References: Laor #507.
A nice impression on a bright sheet with a Strasbourg bend & lily watermark, very light soiling, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom. Remargined at bottom to accommodate framing.