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  ASIA 
 The Holy Land 

VESCONTE, Pietro. [The first 'modern' map of Palestine]
Tabula Moderna Terre Sancte. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Original hand colour, slightly refreshed. Woodcut, 325 x 560mm. Very minor restoration at centrefold.
A very important and rare map of the Holy Land from an early German edition of Ptolemy's Geography, but one of five 'modern' maps added. It is based on the manuscript map drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was an attempt to encourage another crusade, nearly half-a-century after the loss of the last Crusader state. Sanudo presented his work to Popes Clement V and John XXII, but failed to inspire another attempt to retake the Holy Land. See LAOR: 603.
[Ref: 9266]    £18,000.00 ($22,986 • €20,862 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 ($2,043 • €1,854 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A woodcut map of the Holy Land]
Terra Sancta XXIII Nova Tabula. Basle: Henri Petri, 1552, Latin edition. Woodcut, sheet 300 x 375mm.
A woodcut map of the Holy Land in Biblical times, orientated with north to the right. This example comes from the last edition of Munster's 'Geographia', the only edition with the longitude and latitude bars. The map continued to be printed in the 'Cosmographia' for another 70 years. LAOR: 526.
[Ref: 18763]    £700.00 ($894 • €811 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 ($22,986 • €20,862 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century map of Palestine in superb original colour]
Palestinae sive Totius Terrae Promissionis Nova Descriptio Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sigenens. Antwerp, 1595, Latin text edition. Fine original colour. 350 x 465mm.
A decorative map of the Holy Land after Stella, showing the route of the Exodus, printed from the third of three very similar plates. All three have the same two large strapwork cartouches; however this plate has three ships and no monster: the first has five ships and three sea-monsters, and the second five ships and one monster. VAN DER BROECKE: 172; LAOR: 539.
[Ref: 19474]    £1,400.00 ($1,788 • €1,623 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 ($1,149 • €1,043 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Classic 16th century map of the Holy Land in superb original colour]
Terra Sancta, A Petro Laicstain perlustrata... Antwerp, 1595, Latin text edition. Fine original colour. 370 x 505mm.
A map of the Holy Land, taken from Christian Sgrothen's nine sheet map of 1570, which in turn was based on information gathered by Petrus Laicksteen, a Danish astronomer, 1556. The medallions in the title show the Resurrection, Nativity and Crucifixion, and the vignette in the bottom left shows Jonah being thrown overboard to be swallowed by the whale. VAN DER BROECKE: 173; LAOR: 539.
[Ref: 19473]    £1,400.00 ($1,788 • €1,623 rates)


MAGINI, Giovanni Antonio. [16th century map of the Holy Land]
Palestina, vel Terra Sancta. Venice: Heirs of Simon Galignani, 1596, First edition. 135 x 180mm.
A map of the Holy Land and Egypt, engraved by Girolamo Porro for Magini's pocket edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'. From the first edition, with text in Latin. Not listed in Laor.
[Ref: 18784]    £200.00 ($255 • €232 rates)


QUAD, Matthias. [The first issue of Quad's map of the Holy Land]
Palaestina Quae Et Terra Sancta Vel Terra Promissionis.. Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1600, German text edition. 300 x 285mm.
Holy Land, engraved by Johann Bussemacher after Ortelius for Quad's 'Fasciculus Geographicus Complectens', with two inset text boxes in Latin. LAOR: 630.
[Ref: 18350]    £300.00 ($383 • €348 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]    £800.00 ($1,022 • €927 rates)


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