Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

May 5, 2020

Map of Palestine, Drawn and Colored by Hand – 18th Century

Opening: $700
Sold for: $2,500
Including buyer's premium
A map of Palestine showing both sides of the Jordan River, drawn and colored by hand. [18th century?]. Latin.
A map of Palestine showing both sides of the Jordan River, drawn by hand and colored with watercolors. Depicts the territories of the Twelve Tribes and the route of Abraham's journey from Ur of the Chaldees (ending in Cairo). Small illustrations depict Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat, the Garden of Eden in Mesopotamia, the Mount of Olives and other important sites. A crescent-shaped Dead Sea is drawn on the bottom of the map.
A Latin inscription on bottom reads "Egitto Labor et Opera Sacerdotis Sanctis Olivieri Viturclanesis" (presumably, the artist's signature).
Thick paper, approx. 53X77 cm. Good condition. Stains and minor blemishes. A small tear to verso, repaired with thin paper. A piece of paper mounted to verso (presumably, cut from another hand-drawn map or draft for a map).
Category
Maps of Palestine