AUSPITZ, JACOB. Be’er Haluchoth

AUCTION 5 | Tuesday, June 23rd, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 156

AUSPITZ, JACOB. Be’er Haluchoth

FIRST EDITION. Five Hand-Colored Folding Maps in Hebrew, letterpress folding chart pp.12. Original printed wrappers, broken. 8vo Vinograd, Offen 2 (with erroneous pagination); Laor 879,880,882,883 and 884

Ofen: University Press 1817

Est: $4,000 - $5,000
The first Hebrew Atlas. This first edition proved immediately popular, so that a second edition appeared only a year later. The maps represent: (1) the spread of mankind after the Deluge; (2) the migration of the Hebrew tribes in the desert; (3) their camps; (4) the Mediterranean and the projected division of Palestine; (5) Palestine according to Jewish and Gentile sources. See E. & G. Wajntraub, Hebrew Maps of the Holy Land (1992) pp.129-37