The James Isidor Kaiser Collection - Important Old Masters, Judaica and Rare Silver Bookbindings

מפ ארץ הקודש עתיקה "Terra Sancta sive Promissionis, olim Palestina recens delineata, et in lucem edita Nicolaum Visscher", 1659

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Copper-engraved map, hand-colored in outline, with hand-colored cartouche. Map of the Holy Land, oriented to the west, divided among the Tribes on both sides of the Jordan River. The shore line runs from "Sidon" as far as Egypt. At the bottom center is a hand-colored depiction of the encampment of the Tribes in the desert surrounding the Tabernacle, flanked by Moses and Aaron; hand-colored engraved wreaths of flowers and cherubim at top, vignettes of sailing ships, etc.


46.4×56 cm

Notes: The Visscher family of art dealers and cartographers were among the leading producers of maps in Amsterdam at the end of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, founded by Nicholas Visscher, whose work is known for the high quality of engraving, exceptionally fine ornament, and accurate geographical information.