Eliyah Mizrachi [super-commentary to Rashi on the Pentateuch].

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 199

Eliyah Mizrachi [super-commentary to Rashi on the Pentateuch].

Second edition. Title within woodcut architectural border. First word of each book of Pentateuch within ornate surround. Map of Eretz Israel on verso f. 280v. (cf. E. & G. Wajntraub, no.W,8). ff. 320. Previous owners’ marks on title, lightly stained in places, scattered worming to last few leaves. Recent roan-backed boards. Folio. Vinograd, Venice 235; Habermann, Bomberg 175; Adams M-1517.

Venice: Daniel Bomberg 1545

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
Elijah Mizrachi’s map of the Holy Land first appeared in the Venice 1523 edition of his super-commentary. Although primitively drawn, it correctly notes the borders of Eretz Israel and the places mentioned in Deuteronomy. See E. & G. Wajntraub, Hebrew Maps of the Holy Land (1992) pp. 19-21.