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JANSSONIUS, Johannes & HORNIUS, Georgius (Georg Horn).

Wall Map of The Tribes of Israel (Hornius Map of the Holy Land).

Stock Code
90663
1652
£3,750

A rare map, covering the land modern day Israel and beyond - from the southern tip of the Dead Sea and Edom region to the Golan Heights and modern day Lebanon.

The map was included in the sixth volume of Janssonius' Novus Atlas, Accuratissimia Orbis Antiqui Delineatio. The same sixth volume, but with a different title was also sold as a separate historical atlas. The atlas was first published in 1652, and the following year a 32 pages long introduction by Georgius Hornius was added to the publication.
It is assumed that the current map was based on an earlier map by Christian Kruik van Adrichem, published circa 1590. Johannes Janssonius expanded Adrichem's map in order to illustrate Hornius' text in his atlas. Consequently, some refer to this map as the 'Hornius Map'.

Georgius Hornius (a.k.a. Georg Horn or Horne) was a German historian, geographer, theologian and professor. In 1649 he wrote a

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Description

Copper engraving, 85 x 179 cm. The complete map comprising 6 parts on 8 conjoined sheets, an excellent example.

Bibliography

Koeman 8150:D/1-6.

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