Chorographia Terra Sanctae in augustiorem formam redacta, et ex variis auctoribus a multis erroribus expurgata
by Tirinus, Jacobus
Antwerp: Martinus Nutius, 1632. First edition. Loose_leaf. g+ to vg. This large 13 7/8 x 34 1/4" copper-engraved folded map is a chorography of the Holy Land, with correction of the many errors made by various authors. Oriented to the East, the map shows the distribution of the Tribes on both sides of the Jordan, the shore line running from "Sidon" as far as the Nile Delta. "Cishon" connects Haifa Bay with the Lake of Tiberias. At bottom center, an inset oval map of ancient Jerusalem: "Hierosolymae veteris imago." Along both sides and the bottom are 16 vignettes depicting biblical objects. In the left bottom corner features a plan of the Temple, and in the right bottom corner, a view of the Temple. Printed on two sheets joined together, the map - probably engraved by Cornelis Galle - is from Jacobus Tirinus' first volume of his "Commentarius in Vetus et Novum Testamentum," published in 1632 in Antwerp, by Martinus Nutius. It is evidently a copy of Adrichom's map, despite the author's claims in title. The insert of Jerusalem is drawn after Villalpando. (See page 106, #771 of Eran Laor's "Maps of The Holy Land: Cartobibliography of Printed Maps, 1475-1900," New York, Alan R. Liss, Inc.)Sporadic minor to moderate foxing and age-toning. Tiny closed tears at bottom of folding creases (not affecting images). Title and captions in Latin. Map in overall good+ to very good condition.
(Inventory #: 41111)
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