A magnificent map of the Holy Land by H. Hondius based on the influential work of Christian Van Adrichom. The map is intricately engraved and features a wealth of biblical scenes, including the Exodus, the wanderings of the Children of Israel, and various battle scenes. Adorning the top is a lush floral and fruit garland, symbolizing the bountiful nature of the land. Additionally, the map is adorned with two cherubic figures upholding a banner containing a Latin verse, depictions of key biblical figures such as Moses with the Ten Commandments, Aaron in his priestly attire, Jonah and the whale, and an intricate strapwork distance scale.
This is the first state of the map still with Hondius' name on it. From the early French edition of the Mercator Atlas of 1633. French text on the verso.
|Title||Situs Terrae Promissionis.S.S.Bibliorum intelligentiam.|
|Publisher, Year||H. Hondius, Amsterdam, 1633|
|Plate Size||37.2 x 49.0 cm (14.6 x 19.3 inches)|
|Sheet Size||47.2 x 54.4 cm (18.6 x 21.4 inches)|
|Reference||Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 8150:1C.1|
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