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Title: [Atlas van het Heilige Land] De VIIde Landkaart verbeeldende de Stad Jerusalem beneven de daar omgelegen Bergen en Dalen, Fonteinen, Waterleidingen, Lusthoven enz. [Heilige geographie of aardrijkskundige beschryving van het Joodsche land, etc., etc.] [ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY COPPERPLATE MAP OF THE HOLY LAND].
Description: Utrecht, Paddenburg, (1750). Original single-sheet map in copperplate engraving of fine quality. Overall size ca. 400 x 510 mm. Plate mark ca. 350 x 445 mm. Image size ca. 325 x 410 mm. Incorporates a detailed Plan of the City of Jerusalem within a general, delicately illustrated topographical view of its environs. Plain cartouche encloses 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 fine condition. (Single outer corner finger-soiled, well away from image and plate mark.) ¶ 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 Palästina 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 225.00 = appr. US$ 244.54 Seller: Librarium of The Hague
- Book number: 2185

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