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Author: BACHIENE, WILLEM ALBERT. ENGRAVED BY O. LINDEMAN. Title: [Atlas van het Heilige Land] De IIIde Landkaart 't Land Kanaan en Gilead onder de XII Stammen IsraŽls Verdeelt. [Heilige geographie of aardrijkskundige beschryving van het Joodsche land, etc., etc.] [ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY COPPERPLATE MAP OF THE HOLY LAND].
Description: Utrecht, Paddenburg, 1758. Original single-sheet map in copperplate engraving of fine quality. Overall size ca. 400 x 510 mm. Plate mark ca. 360 x 445 mm. Image size ca. 345 x 425 mm. With Inset Map, 'Der Verdeelinge van Israels Land', measuring ca. 150 x 110 mm, presented by two, finely engraved cherubs. Engraved illustration, depicting Joshua's men about to embark on the entry into the Promised Land. Illustrated cartouche encloses engraved title and colophon. Fine, strong impression on heavy handmade paper with ample margins all round. First, original state, unaltered by later colouration. Preserved flat in acid-free, pH-balanced, buffered archival paper. In a very fine condition. ∂ First edition. Willem Albert Bachiene (1712-1783), Dutch clergyman, later a professor of geography and astronomy at the Illustere School, Maastricht. Well known cartographer. The 3-volume 'Heilige geographie of aardrijkskundige beschryving van het Joodsche land, alsmede andere landen in de H. Schrift voorkomende,' is considered among his most important works. It was published in Utrecht between 1763-1768, and included a suite of 12 fine geographical maps of the Holy Land and its neighbouring lands which Bachiene made during a period of ten years, the first in as early as 1758. The map offered herewith is taken from this suite. Other important cartographic works of the Holy Land by Bachiene were included in the so-called 'Jehovah Bible' i.e. 'De Gansche H. Schrift, Vervattende alle de regelmatige Boeken des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments (...) Gods Gedenk-Naam Jehovah onvertaald gehouden' published in 1762 by N. Goetzee of Gorinchem, shortly before the present map first appeared in book form. Whereas other single-sheet maps by Bachiene are in relative abundance, the works from 'Heilige geographie of aardrijkskundige beschryving van het Joodsche land' are very scarce, seldom found in any state, practically unavailable in their original, uncoloured state.
Keywords: Palestine studies history historical Biblical Palšstina Palestina Holy Land Jewish Judaism Christianity Islam Muslim Israel ancient early Middle East Levant Heiligen Lande Bible Testament Middle East Biblical studies Jewish Hebrews Hebraic archaeology
Price: EUR 325.00 = appr. US$ 353.23 Seller: Librarium of The Hague
- Book number: 1444
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