Kingdom of David c. 1740 Covens & Mortier Holy Land fine large antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
In Filios Herodis Magni Per Tetrachias, diuisum Ad Tempora Christi Domini. Tabula digesta ad Libros Macchabeorum, Novi Instrumenti, Iosephi, et D. Hieronymi Nec non ad Classicos Auctores, et Itineraria...
(Holy Land- Palestine- Kingdom of the Jews divided by the sons of Herod the Great into tetrarchies at the time of Christ).
Issued Amsterdam, c.1730 by Covens & Mortier.
Scarce early 18th century folio sheet Dutch issued map of the Holy Land. Engraved with original hand color.
Based on the map of Phillipe de la Rue originally issued in Paris, 1651 by Mariette, this is the quite scarce Dutch version by this firm.
Large circular wreath title cartouche at top left with ribbons.
In VG to near fine, clean, well-preserved condition, excellent age patina.
Sheet measures c. 24" W x 17" H.
Printed area c. 20 1/2" W x 15 1/2" H.
Laor, Maps of the Holy Land, not noted under Covens & Mortier nor under de la Rue (lists 3 entirely different C & M maps).
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 308 & 352.
Marco van Egmond, Covens & Mortier, 3.3.
Koeman, Atlantees Neerlandici, v. II, pp. 45-85.