"Palaestina in XII. Tribus Divisa, cum Terris Adiacentibus Denuo Revisa & Copiosior Reddita Studio Iohannis Christoph. Harenbergii...", Homann Heirs
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1750 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.9 x 17.7 inches
53.1 x 45 cm
This beautifully engraved map divides the Holy Land into the twelve tribes. It covers the coastline from Biblus nunc Gibele to the Sirbonis lacus. A map showing the region in Roman times is inset in a decorative scroll at left, and the title cartouche is topped with two sides of a shekel coin. Below the cartouche is a scene of the encampment of the Jews with two spies of Moses bearing the fruit from the Promised Land. The map was drawn by Johann Christoph Harenberg. French title in top margin, "Carte de la Terre Sainte Divisee Selon les Douze Tribus d'Israel…"
References: Laor #325.
On a sheet with full contemporary color and a "M. G." watermark. There is a pair of minor stains at bottom, minor foxing along the centerfold, and a short printer's crease at bottom. In the margins there is light soiling and foxing.