By: Hondius / Jansson
Date: 1659 (published) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 14.5 x 19.5 inches (36.8 x 49.5 cm)
This is an authentic antique map of the Holy Land by Jan Jansson. The map was published in Amsterdam circa 1659.
This lovely and elaborate map of the holy land is based off and earlier map from the late 16th century by Christian Van Andrichom. The southwestern oriented map was originally created by Hondius and later reproduced by Jan Jansson. The map is rich with detail that includes the journey of Moses and the Israelites from Egypt, Moses attaining the 10 commandments atom Mount Sinai, and a slew of battles from across the land.
Hanging from the title is an elaborate wreath of fruits and flowers and just below, two putti (commonly found in maps during the baroque period) stretch a banner containing Latin script. The lower portion of the map feature Moses holding the Ten Commandments and Aaron dressed in the priestly vestments, a depiction of Jonah and the whale, and a distance scale.
Condition: Map is in B condition, with a few separations that have been repaired using archival materials and do not distract from the image. The map boasts wide margins and lush, contemporary hand coloring.
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