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  ASIA 
 The Holy Land 

PTOLEMY, Claudius. [The FIRST "modern" map of Palestine]
Tabula Moderna Terre Sancte. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour with blue finishing on the sea area and rivers. Woodcut, 325 x 560mm. Very minor restoration at centrefold.
A very important and rare map of Palestine from an early German edition of Ptolemy's Geography, but one of five 'modern' maps added. Despite this it still shows the tribal divisions. A highly collectible map, here in very fine condition and striking colouring. See LAOR: 603
[Ref: 9266]    £18,000.00 ($23,760 • €20,160 rates)


SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable prospect of Jerusalem]
Destruccio Iherosolime. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493, Latin edition. Coloured woodcut, image 260 x 540mm, set in a page of text. A few small repairs to the centrefold, as usual.
An imaginary view of the Destruction of Jerusalem, with the Temple of Solomon on fire, from the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. On verso are several more woodcut illustrations. LAOR: 1125, illus.
[Ref: 16824]    £1,600.00 ($2,112 • €1,792 rates)


JENICHEN, Balthasar. [A very rare map of the Holy Land]
Nova Totius Palestinæ seu Terræ Sanctæ Descriptio Pagella una. ita ut Bibliorum Voluminibus Congrat. Newe unnd deutliche Beschreibung Des gelobten Heyligen Lanndts Palestinae... inn diese Kleinne Taffel bracht Durch Balthasar Jenichen. Nuremberg, 1570. Image 95 x 390mm. Trimmed just within neatline, remargined, some minor loss skilfully repaired in facsimile.
An extremely rare map of Palestine, with the Mediterranean at the top of the map, marking Sidon at the furthest right and Azza on the left. It is full of oddities, including invented bays on the coast, an over-sized Haifa Bay and a crescent-shaped Dead Sea. The compass also incorrectly engraved, with North 45ºW off true. Very little is known about Jenichen, an engraver and publisher in Nuremberg, whose output seems to be between 1560-77, including a map of Cyprus during the siege of 1571. He usually signed his plates with his initials only.
[Ref: 11715]    £18,000.00 ($23,760 • €20,160 rates)


BELLEFOREST, François de. [A scarce woodcut map of Jerusalem]
Jerusalem. Paris: Michel Sonnius & Nicolas Chesneau, 1575. Woodcut, image size 310 x 460, set in letterpress.
A woodcut map after Georg Braun's map of Jerusalem at the time of Christ and in the present day. It was published in the ''Cosmographie Universelle', which contained the text of Munster's 'Cosmography' translated into French by Belleforest and maps copied from various sources including Ortelius and Braun & Hogenberg.
[Ref: 14281]    £900.00 ($1,188 • €1,008 rates)


VESCONTE, Pietro. [Early Plan of Jerusalem from a C14th manuscript]
[Untitled plan of Jerusalem.] Hanover, Christian Wechelius, 1611. 195 x 260mm.
Plan of ancient Jerusalem and surrounding country as far as Bethany, as drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was presented to Pope Clement V to encourage a new crusade. This engraving was the first time that the original map was published, retaining the original's lack of a conventional single reading view. Thus the letters, buildings and palm trees are drawn at random angles. LAOR: 1145.
[Ref: 13108]    £1,400.00 ($1,848 • €1,568 rates)


MOREAU, Jean. [Extremely rare map showing the wanderings of the Israelites in the desert]
Peregrinatio Israelitarum per Desertum nec non et divisio Terræ Chanaan in Undecim Tribus prout erat temporibus Josue cum vicinarum Finitimarumque Regionum Adscriptione, Quæ Omnia as Sacras Litteras Intelligendas et ad Sacri Apparatus Instructionem Faciunt. Amiens, 1622, 390 x 550mm. Small repair to right margin, left margin trimmed
A scarce map of the Holy Land and Egypt, engraved by Pierre Darly, showing the wanderings of the Israelites in the desert after the Exodus from Egypt. On the map the Holy Land is divided into the Twelve Tribes; in Egypt there are three very pointed pyramids; and the Mediterranean is filled with hatchured waves, galleons and sea-monsters. We can only trace one example, in the National Library of Israel. LAOR: 506, 'A most decorative map'.
[Ref: 17941]    £6,500.00 ($8,580 • €7,280 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [Palestine]
Peregrinatio Israelitaru in Deserto. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. 150 x 190mm, set in text.
The peregrinations through the desert, first published in the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607. The printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson. Not listed in Laor.
[Ref: 8039]    £180.00 ($238 • €202 rates)


NABERAT, Anne de. [The Knights Hospitallers in Acre]
Civitas Acon sive ptolomayda. Paris: Jean Baudoin, c.1629. 140 x 190mm, set in text. An excellent example.
A plan of Acre designed to illustrate the presence of the Knights Hospitaller (or the Knights of St John of Jerusalem) in the city before their expulsion from the Holy Land in 1291. It is based on Pietro Vesconte's manuscript plan of c.1320 and shows the defences and important buildings like a bird's-eye view, with a 35-point key. The map was engraved by Doullier for Anne de Nabarat's French translation of Giacamo Bosio's 'History of the Sacred Religion and Illustrious Militia of St John of Jerusalem'.
[Ref: 15115]    £325.00 ($429 • €364 rates)


CLOPPENBURG, Johannes. [Palestine]
Terra Sancta quæ in Sacris, Terra Promissiones Palestina. Amsterdam, 1630, French text edition. First Edition. 190 x 260mm. Fine impression.
The Holy Land, published in Cloppenburg's version of the Mercator 'Atlas Minor', probably engraved by Van den Keere. Not in LAOR; KOEMAN: Me 198.
[Ref: 7879]    £220.00 ($290 • €246 rates)


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 ($198 • €168 rates)


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