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MOXON, Joseph

Canaan or the Land of Promise, Possessed by the Children of Israel and Travelled through by our Saviour Jesus Christ; and His Apostles. Translated by Joseph Moxon ...

London, 1671
320 x 460 mm., in later outline and wash colour, some areas of reinforcement on the verso although it is not always clear why, tight margins left and right, extended, tear repaired to lower right margin, otherwise in good condition.
The first state of Joseph Moxon’s map of hte Holy Land as derived from that of Nicolaas Visscher. Orientated to the west, it illustrates the coastline from ‘Biblium’ to ‘Rinocorura’. Either side of the ornate title are four vignettes with views of scenes from the Bible. The upper corners bear banners held aloft by cherubs. Outside the neatline lower left is the instruction ‘Place this Map before the Gospel of St. Matthew’. Later editions and states were issued in 1691 and 1715. Joseph Moxon (1627-1700) was an instrument and globe maker, map publisher and engraver. He was named hydrographer to Charles II in 1670. He produced some of the most significant maps of the period including the first map to name Manhattan. Laor 521; Tooley Dictionary.
Stock number: 9642

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