Lot 285

Blaeu (Willem J.)

Terra Sancta que in sacris terra promissionis 0lim Palestina…, from ‘Abbildung und Beschreibung von allen Ländern des Erdreichs. Gantz vernewt und verbessert’, copper engraved map, title cartouche with Moses on one side and a Jewish High Priest on the other, ships and sea monsters,  outlined in colour, Latin text to verso, central vertical fold, minor surface dirt, minor restoration, light staining, 46 x 56.5cm, Amsterdam, 1629.

*** One of the most decorative Holy Land maps of the period, originally engraved for Jodocus Hondius. After his death, this map, along with 39 others, were purchased by Blaeu who deleted Hondius’ name and added his own. Blaeu then immediately published 34 of them as part of his first atlas.

Estimate: £200-£300