Holy Land Guillaume J. Blaeu 1629

Catalog Number 52193
 
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Date:

c. 1629, Amsterdam

Maker:

Guillaume J. Blaeu [1571 - 1638]

Short Title:

Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis olim Palestina

Full Title:

Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis olim Palestina

Source:

Atlas Maior (1662 - 1665)

Size of Map:

38.0 x 49.3 cm. approximately (15 x 19.375 in.)

Description:

A wonderful map of the Holy Land, viewed as Moses would have seen it from atop Mt. Pisgah in his vision of the Promised Land. The Exodus and the Wandering of the Children of Israel are depicted in the Sinai. Moses and Aaron flank the decorative cartouche, Jonah and the whale are shown in the sea, and the Pharaoh's forces are seen drowning in the Red Sea. The Mare Mortuum or Dead Sea is shown in a distorted shape with Sodom and Gommora burning within it. The map is oriented with west at the top by two lovely compass roses. This map was engraved by Jodocus Hondius and the plate was purchased by Blaeu who issued it under his own name. Verso: text in Dutch.

References:

Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 8150:2.2; Laor, E. #106B; Nebenzahl, K. (Holy Land) pl.42. The Israel Museum (Jerusalem) Holy Land in Maps pp. 104-105; Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition Vol. (A - D) pp. 143-144

Price:
$1,400.00
SKU:
52193
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