Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Map of Palestine – Jan Jansson after Adrichom – Amsterdam, 17th Century – Hand-Colored Engraving

Opening: $400
Sold for: $875
Including buyer's premium
Situs Terrae Promissionis. S.S. Bibliorum intelligentiam exacte aperiens per Chr. Adrichom, a map of Palestine by Jan Jansson, after Christian van Adrichom. Hand-colored engraving. Amsterdam: Ioannis Ianssonii, [17th century].
A map of Palestine showing both sides of the Jordan River, delineating the territories of the Twelve Tribes. The shoreline runs from Sidon to Alexandria. Floral and fruit garland draped across top, with two putti holding a banner with a verse from Deuteronomy, chapter 8 (Latin): "For the Lord your G-d is bringing you to a good land, a land with brooks of water, fountains and depths, that emerge in valleys and mountains". Strapwork scale cartouche and a compass rose to bottom; Moses and Aaron depicted at bottom left corner; Jonas and the whale shown at bottom center.
French text on verso: "La Situation de la Terre de Promissionis".
Engraved map: approx. 49X37 cm (printed on two conjoined sheets), in a 63.5X51 cm frame. Good condition. Minor stains, mostly to margins. Small tears to edges (not affecting the map).
See Laor 24.
Maps of Palestine