By: Henri Abraham Chatelain
Date: 1719 (Published) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 15 x 19.25 inches (15 x 48.9 cm)
This attractive map of the Holy Land published in Chatelain’s "Atlas Historique et Methodique" is done in a highly detailed fashion and depicts the Holy Land divided according to the territories allotted to the twelve tribes of Israel. The tribes and their territory are delineated with fascinating topographical information.
The map depicts Israel as surrounded by an unbroken chain of mountains and includes parts of Phoenicia, Syria, Arabia, Edom (modern day Jordan), and Idumee (modern southern Israel including the Negev). The three seas of the region include the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and the southeast region of the Mediterranean. All known cities, towns and settlements and fortifications, and forested and mountainous regions are depicted. River systems are shown in detail.
The map was published in Chatelain’s Atlas Historique, presenting geographic, historic and contemporary accounts and reports, with maps and texts combining to represent the entire world as it was known at the time. Text in the upper left quadrant contains remarks on the history of the region and panels of text border the map on either side and along the bottom of the map.
Condition: This map on watermarked paper is in A condition. Minor toning along the top edge.
Inventory # 11888
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