Holy Land, Israel, The Promised Land Canaan
"Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door wandelt van onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo neffens syne Apostelen"
(The Promised Land Canaan in which our Savior Jesus Christ lived with his apostles). Rare map of the Holy Land totally devoted to the life of Jesus Christ and Christianity.
Map of Palestine or Israel with reference to the life of Jesus Christ and to Christianity.
Hand-colored copper engraving by A. Broeck. Published by Nicolaus Visscher.
Amsterdam, ca. 1700
Original antique print
This decorative west-oriented map shows Palestine or nowadays Israel and Lebanon, and parts of Syria to the river Barada (Biblical: Abana), as far south as Rhinocorura in Egypt. Prominent and shown in detail: The Gaza strip along the Mediterranean. In the Center on this map we see the river Jordan, the Sea of Galelee and the Dead Sea as well as the eastern side of the Jordan valley well into Jordan and Syria.
Map has decorative title cartouche and four biblical scenes. From left: Birth of Jesus, resurrect of Jesus Christ, ascension of Christ and Holy Spirit and the Apostles. Flanking the title: Mother Mary nursing Jesus and Mother Mary in sorrow. Left and right fisher men referring to Jesus the fisher. In the Mediterranean Sea two legend cartouches held by putti. Sail ships and a wind rose pointing north.
Reverse side has geographical description of the "Jewish Lands" in the Dutch language.
Very pretty hand coloring. Wide margins above and below with pencil remarks about map by former owner (These do not disturb in case of framing map). Some minor traces of age and use in margins. Other than the mentioned pencil remarks in margins the condition of this map is very good.
31,7 x 47,7 cm (ca. 12.5 x 18.8")