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  ASIA 
 The Holy Land 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of the Holy Land]
Palestinae sive Totius Terrae Promissionis Nova Descriptio Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sigenens. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Palestine. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14683]    £150.00 ($197 • €167 rates)


DE BRUYN, Cornelis. [A fine 17th Century prospect of contemporary Jerusalem]
Ierusalem. Delft: Henrik van Kroonveld, 1698, 305 x 1235mm.
A spectacular panorama of Jerusalem taken from the Mount of Olives., published in de Bruyn's 'Reizen... door Klein Asia...van Aegypten, Syrien en Palestina'. Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726) was a painter who travelled through the Holy Land and Near East. Under the Ottomans the making of 'graven images' was prohibited; in Jerusalem de Bruyn avoided detection by pretending to be picnicing with two Franciscan monks who stood guard while he made his preliminary drawings. LAOR: 967.
This item is currently on reserve


JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [Map of Palestine & the Holy Land]
Iudæa Seu Terra Sancta quæ Hebræorum sive Israelitarum in suas duodecim Tribus divisa... Paris, 1709, coloured, 460 x 650mm
Map of the Holy Land drawn after Guillaume Sanson, divided into the twelve tribes of Israel on both sides of the Jordan, the shoreline running from Sidon to Gaza. This map features two beautiful rococo catouches, the one at the top left is flanked by Moses with the tablets of the law and Aaron with his scepter, the Ark of the Covenant is shown below surmounted by cherubim. The cartouche at the bottom right shows God the Father above clouds and flanked by different animals. LAOR 369
[Ref: 8260]    £400.00 ($524 • €446 rates)


CLUVER, Philip. [Early 18th century map of the Holy Land]
Totius Terræ Sanctæ Delineatio. London, 1711. 270 x 210mm.
The Holy Land, with a decorative title cartouche. This version not in LAOR, but see 215.
[Ref: 7862]    £125.00 ($164 • €139 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [An 18th century map of the Holy Land in fine colour]
Regio Canaan seu Terra Promissionis, Postea Iudæa vel Palæstina Nominata, Hodie Terra Sancta Vocata... Augsburg, c.1725. Fine original colour. 495 x 580mm. A very fine example.
A decorative map of the Holy Land divided into the Twelve Tribes. The title cartouche shows Jesus drawing out the demon from the possessed man, with a view of the Crucifixion in the background. An inset map of the 40 Years in the Desert is decorated with a portrait of Moses with the Twelve Commandments and a depiction of the Israelites worshipping false gods. LAOR: 720.
[Ref: 15398]    £460.00 ($603 • €512 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [A monumental panorama of classical Jerusalem after Hollar]
Ierusalem. Leiden, 1729. Three sheets conjoined as issued, total 390 x 1980mm. A very fine impression
This is arguably the most spectacular of all early prospects of Jerusalem. The sheer scale of it shows a level of detail not seen on anything published before or long after.This panormaic view depicts the ancient city during the time of Christ, as seen from the east, based on biblical and other various historical sources. A table to the right lists 55 place names referenced to the view. According to Laor, this prospect is a much-enlarged version of a fomer work by the great Bohemian engraver, Wenceslaus Hollar, who spent most of his working career in London. The small plan to the upper left corner is, as noted in the text above, attributed to Villalpando. LAOR: 933.
[Ref: 16556]    £8,250.00 ($10,815 • €9,191 rates)


DELAGRIVE, Jean. [A rare two-sheet map of the Holy Land]
Nouvelle Carte de la Terre Sainte. Paris: c.1742. Two sheets conjoined, total 855 x 610mm. A few small repairs, wide margins.
A large and detailed map of the Holy Land, decorated with elaborate cartouches for the title and dedication, inset maps of the Voyages of St Paul to Rome, the Exodus & Jerusalem (with a 90-point key), and explanatory diagrams of the equipment of the Tabernacle. Engraved by Roussel and published 1722, this state has been redated to 1742. Laor only records the Mondhare edition of 1772. LAOR: 240.
[Ref: 15272]    £1,750.00 ($2,294 • €1,950 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [An unusual map of the Holy Land]
Palaestina seu Terra a Mose et Iosua occupata et inter Iudeaeos distributa XII Tribus vulgo Sanct adpellata Augsburg, c.1745. Fine original colour. 505 x 570mm.
A map of the Holy Land in Biblical times, divided into the Twelve Tribes. The title is on a drape help aloft by two putti in a tree, underneath the tree Jonah can be seen escaping from the mouth of the whale. LAOR: 723.
[Ref: 17553]    £850.00 ($1,114 • €947 rates)


SCHREIBER, Johann Georg. [18th century map of the Holy Land]
Das Gelobte Land sammt der 40 Jærigen Reise de Kinder Israel aus Egypten. Leipzig, 1749. Original colour. 180 x 250mm. Paper lightly toned.
Published in the ' Atlas Selectus', orientated with north to the right, with decorative cartouches for title and key. LAOR: 709.
[Ref: 9096]    £225.00 ($295 • €251 rates)


JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [18th century map of the Holy Land in fine colour]
Judæa seu Terra Sancta quæ Hebræorum sieve Israelitarum in suas duodecim Tribus Divisa, secretis ab invicem Regnis Iuda, et Israel... Paris: Louis Charles Desnos, c.1781. Fine original colour. 465 x 650mm.
Rare 1781 edition of Jaillot's map of the Holy Land, engraved by Cordier and originally published with decorative cartouches for the title and scale. The Jaillot family sold up their business in 1781: Desnos bought much of their stock, reissuing this plate with only yhe date changed. It shows the Holy Land after Sanson, divided into the Twelve Tribes with decorative cartouches for the title and scales. LAOR: 368, this state not listed.
[Ref: 14768]    £450.00 ($590 • €501 rates)


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