111 172 AA, PIETER VAN DER. De Veertig-Jaarige Reys-Togten der Kinderen Israels… naa het Beloofde Land Kanaans. Hand- colored, copperplate double-page. 13 x 31.5 inches (33 x 80 cm). [Laor 4.] Leiden, 1729. $500 - $700 ❧ An attractive topographic perspective of the Sinai Desert and the wanderings of Israelites within it. Includes an imagined east-west mountain range marking the border of the Land of Israel. Various Biblical objects lie haphazardly above the title cartouche, including a crown, scepter, priestly turban, scroll and incense. 173 ABRAHAM BAR JACOB. Derech HaMasao’th Araba’im Shanah BeMidbar VeHaRochav VeHa’Orech shel Eretz HaKedoshah. Map of Holy Land extracted from the Amsterdam Hagadah. Engraved copperplate map. Cartouche lower right enumerates the forty-one stops of the Israelites in the desert. A farmstead and cows symbolize that the Land is rich with milk and honey. 13.5 x 21 inches (34 x 53.5 cm). [Laor 876.] Amsterdam, 1695. $2000 - $3000 ❧ A MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT IN JEWISH MAPMAKING. Based on Adrichom, this was the first Hebrew map of the Holy Land. In the late 17th century, Amsterdam was the world capital of both Hebrew printing and cartography. Hence it was only a matter of time until these two fields converged, the present map being the result.