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Lot 561

(Middle East) "Terre Sancta quae in sacris Terra Promissionis olim Palestina Amstelodami officina Guiljelmi Blaeuw 1629". Printed area 15" high x 19 1/2" wide in full original color and with double page Dutch text on verso. The seas with a pair of compass roses, an ancient ship and three fierce creatures. Considerable detail is seen in the interior, cities, towns, mountain ranges and the two famous bodies of water, the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. An eye-catching fully colored cartouche at lower right includes Moses holding the tablet with the Ten Commandments and a second ornately dressed figure at right. This lovely map, printed in Amsterdam by William Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638), the founder of one of the great mapmaking family firms, is in very good condition and has been handsomely matted and ready for framing. Rare.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.


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