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Mitchell King Atlas, 1662-1695

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30. Terra Sancta, sive Promissionis, olim Palestina recens delineata, et in lucem edita
30. Terra Sancta, sive Promissionis, olim Palestina recens delineata, et in lucem edita This map was engraved by Frederick de Wit (1630-1706), one of the most prominent and successful publishers in Amsterdam. The Holy Land extends from Sidon and Damascus to the Wilderness of Pharan in the Sinai. The decoration in the map relates to the Old Testament. At the bottom of the map is a depiction of an encampment of the Israelites during Exodus. The Twelve Tribes are around the perimeter and in the center the Tabernacle is illustrated with the Levites in attendance. Moses is at the left holding his staff and his brother Aaron is opposite. The caption in the sea refers to Lebanese cedars being sent by King Hiram of Tyre to King Solomon. The theme of the richness of the Promised Land is emphasized with the beautiful garland supported by the angels across the top, containing fruit, grapes and flowers. North oriented to the right. Amsterdam. 52 x 62cm.