1680 De Wit - Terra Sancta, sive Promissionis, olim Palestina Recens Delineata, et in Lucem Edita

1680 De Wit map of the Holy Land with Jerusalem

Title:

Terra Sancta, sive Promissionis, olim Palestina Recens Delineata, et in Lucem Edita

Map maker:

Frederick de Wit, Atlas Minor

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, 1680

Dimensions:

54.9 x 45.8 cm (21.6 x 18 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand color

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

North is oriented to the right on this richly decorative map of the Holy Land. The coast is filled with many different kinds of ships, including one bringing cedar for Solomon's Temple, and another storm-tossed ship with a sea monster that illustrates the Jonah and the whale bible story. The Kishon (Cison) River connects Haifa Bay to the Sea of Galilee.

At bottom is an inset of the encampment of the Tribes surrounding the Tabernacle, flanked by Moses and Aaron. The top of the map is decorated with an elegantly engraved cartouche and garland supported by a fleet of putti. 

CONDITION NOTES

A dark impression with a few tiny spots and short centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00296

REFERENCES

Laor #860.

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