Auction 93, Lot 304

"Terra Sancta, sive Promissionis, olim Palestina Recens Delineata, et in Lucem Edita…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.7 x 18 inches
55.1 x 45.7 cm

Beautiful, large map of the Holy Land filled with great detail. West is oriented to the top of the map, which is spanned by a large title cartouche draped in a garland held aloft by six cherubs. The Mediterranean is filled with various types of sailing ships, including a depiction of Jonah and the whale. At bottom center is an engraving of the Tabernacle surrounded by the twelve tribes. Lovely original color. Old repair on bottom centerfold.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/6/2000

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