CLASSIC DUTCH MAP OF THE HOLY LAND IN ORIGINAL COLOR
Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis ol: Palestina
14” x 19 1/2”. Original hand color. Excellent condition.
Oriented to the east, Hondius’s classic map of the Holy Land shows Palestine on both sides of the Jordan and the shoreline from Beirut to Gaza. The map is largely based on Ortelius’s popular 1584 Terra Sancta, designed by Christian Schrot, which showed the region after the description of Petrus Laicstain. Mercator borrows the prominent image of Jonah being thrown to the whale from Ortelius, and adds tiny vingettes of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah on fire in the Dead Sea, along with the towns of Admah and Zeboim.
Laor, Maps of the Holy Land, #494.
Inventory No. 7661