117 188 VISSCHER FAMILY. De Gelegentheyt van’t Paradys ende t’Lant Canaan. Hand-colored copperplate map. 14 x 19.5 inches (35.5 x 49.5 cm). [Laor 788.] Amsterdam, 1646 (or later). $400 - $600 ❧ A decorative map of the Near East, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. The Garden of Eden is depicted to the east of Babel. Abraham’s journey from Ur to the Promised Land is delineated, while two engravings flank the title cartouche; one of Adam and Eve partaking in the Forbidden Fruit and the other depicting the Expulsion from Eden. 189 VISSCHER, NICHOLAS. Perigrinatie ofte Veertich- Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels. Hand-colored double-page engraved map. 15.5 x 19.5 inches (39 x 49.5 cm). [Laor 790.] Amsterdam, 1650. $400 - $600 ❧ A handsome map, depicting the boundaries of the tribes and the Israelites’ wanderings through the desert. The Visscher fisherman trademark is located on the bottom right of the map, above a depiction of the Israelite encampment. Often, unknowing printers copied entire plates including the fisherman, revealing to all the true source of ‘their’ map. To the far left of the map is an illustration of an ancient Shekel coin and in the bottom center, the High Priest offers Ketoreth beside Temple vessels. 190 VISSCHER, NICHOLAS. De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem Eerst Genaemt Salem. Hand-colored, double-page copperplate map. 15.5 x 18 inches (39 x 45.5 cm). [Laor 1155.] Amsterdam, 1650. $500 - $700 ❧ This imaginary plan of ancient Jerusalem has a descriptive key at lower left, locating 36 noteworthy Jerusalem sites. Solomon’s Temple appears in the upper center of the composition, at far left is the Palace of Herod, lower left is Golgotha. Central foreground is Mount Gihon and at lower right a scene representing the anointing of King Solomon by Zadok the Priest. The fisherman emblem of the Visscher family in found above the descriptive key. — END OF SALE —