Palaestina ex Monumentis Veteribus Illustrata

AUCTION 6 | Tuesday, November 17th, 1998 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 299

Palaestina ex Monumentis Veteribus Illustrata

FIRST EDITION. Two volumes bound in one. Titles printed in red and black with engraved devices, additional engraved allegorical title, engraved folding portrait, 10 engraved maps (3 folding), 3 engraved plates (2 folding), folding letter-press chart, 8 numismatic illustrations in the text Touch discolored. Contemporary vellum, worn, foot of backstrip starting. Thick 4to

Utrecht: William Broedelet 1714

Est: $600 - $900
Reland was the first cartographer to break away from the traditional image of the Holy Land based on the Bible, and thus produced the first geographically accurate maps