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With attractive maps of the Holy Land

ADRICHEM, Christiaan van.
Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et biblicarum historiarum cum tabulis geographicis aere expressis.
[Cologne, Officina Birckmannica, for Hermann Mylius, 1628]. Folio. With engraved allegorical title-page, numerous decorated woodcut initial letters and tailpieces, 11 maps of Israel and 1 map of Jerusalem (8 folding and 4 double-page). Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine with red morocco title-label, blind-tooled sides, gilt binding edges. [12], 286, [30] pp.
€ 10,000
Van Adrichem's famous description of the Holy Land. This popular work was translated into many languages (as late as 1857 into French) and appeared in numerous editions.
Christiaan van Adrichem (1533-1585) was interested in the topography of the Holy Land and collected material from histories and travel accounts, some of which were subsequently lost. This work starts with a description of the Holy Land according to tribe, accompanied by one general map and ten maps depicting the territory of each tribe. The description of Jerusalem published in 1585 is included, and the work ends with a Chronicon, a chronology of biblical events from the creation of the world till the death of the apostle St. John. It is preceded by a chronological table which ends in the year 1585.
Very good copy, with slightly soiled title- and last page. Binding also in very good condition. Important work on the history of Palestine and Israel, with attractive maps of the Holy Land. Bibl. Belg. I, p. 28 (2 copies); Röhricht 210-11; Tobler 210; for Adrichem: NNBW III, cols. 5-7.
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