Group Title: Terra Sancta : : quae in Sacris Terra Promiffionis olim Palestina
Title: Terra Sancta
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Title: Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promiffionis olim Palestina
Alternate Title: Le Theatre du Monde ou nouvel atlas 1640 by Willem Janszoon Blaeu
Physical Description: 1 map : hand col. copper engraving ; 38 x 50 cm.
Scale: Scale not given.
Language: Latin
Creator: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638
Publisher: Hondius
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Publication Date: 1640
Subject: Bible -- Geography -- Maps -- Early works to 1800   ( lcsh )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Palestine   ( lcsh )
Early maps -- Palestine -- 1640   ( local )
Bible -- Geography -- Early maps -- 1640   ( local )
Early maps -- Bible -- Geography -- 1640   ( local )
Early maps -- Palestine -- 1640   ( local )
Genre: single map   ( marcgt )
Citation/Reference: Laor#106B; Nebenzahl #42.
Citation/Reference: Joan Blaeu
Citation/Reference: Bagrow
Statement of Responsibility: Willem Blaeu.
General Note: Relief shown pictorially.
General Note: This map originally appears in the first edition of the Atlas of Willem Janszoon Blaeu in 1630.Although the Library's copy has the date 1629,it is from his French edition. Le Theatre du monde ou nouvel atlas, Amsterdam, 1640, "No. 15, Signum L'Asie P." The French text on verso is "La Palestine".
General Note: Blaeu is listed as the publisher and master engraver of this map, "Amstelodami Ex officina Guiljelm Blaeuw 1629." The plates were .. engraved by Joducus Hondius II in 1629 and his name subsequently removed. The plates were purchased from his heirs and published in the Atlas under Blaeu's name and the original date.
General Note: The Holy Land and Sinai are depicted with adjacent parts of Syria and Egypt.The coastline extends from the Nile Delta to Tripoli (Lebanon)
General Note: The map has an unusual western orientation ... "which lays out the Holy Land as it would have been seen by Moses from Mt. Pisgah at the end of his life, places the Mediterranean coast at the top." (Nebenzahl, p. 116)
General Note: The path of the Exodus through the desert is shown and there are numerous drawings on the map of events that occurred along the way, i.e. the Pharaoh's forces are shown drowning in the Red Sea and the encampments of the Twelve Tribes around the tabernacle are illustrated.
General Note: Depiction of the four cities destroyed for their wickedness and now covered by the Dead Sea. All the cities are named and Sodom and Gomorra are shown in flames.
General Note: There are several distortions of water bodies on the map with the most prominent of these being the occurrence of a nonexistent Kishon or Cishon River.It is drawn flowing from the Sea of Galilee to the Mediterranean; the Dead Sea has an unusual bend toward the east at both ends. In addition, the Jordan has several curves, which do not exist, in this relatively straight flowing river.
General Note: From the Holy Land Map Collection donated by Dr. James and Adina Simmons in memory of their parents.
General Note: The ornate cartouche imitates a stone-table ... these are: Moses with the tablets and Aaron, the first priest, in his sacramental robes. The border with a small design is created to resemble a picture frame.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Florida Heritage Project of the State University Libraries of Florida, the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00003776
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002327873
notis - ALT1495
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