Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 430

"Situs Terrae Promissionis. S.S. Bibliorum intelligentiam exacte aperiens per Chr. Adrichom", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1662 (published)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm

Superb map with north oriented to the left. It is finely engraved with numerous Biblical scenes including the Exodus, the wandering of the Children of Israel, and several battle scenes. A floral and fruit garland is draped across the top, symbolizing the land of plenty. It is further decorated with two putti holding up a banner containing a Latin verse, figures of Moses with the Ten Commandments and Aaron dressed in the priestly vestments, Jonah and the whale, and a strapwork distance scale. German text on verso.

References: Laor #24A.

Condition: A+

Fine sharp impression and attractive later color. Slight damp stain in bottom margin, well away from image, still fine.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $850

Closed on 6/12/2002