This exceptional wall map of the Holy Land was modeled after Christian Kruik van Adrichem’s (1533-1585) Situs Terrae Promissionis
. It shows the region divided among the Twelve Tribes on both sides of the Jordan River, the shoreline running from Sidon to Alexandria. The Kishon River is depicted as connecting the Sea of Galilee with the Mediterranean, and the four burning cities have been placed in the midst of the Dead Sea. Inset maps in the upper corners depict the wanderings of the Israelites through the Wilderness (right) and Abraham’s journey to Canaan (left). The maps first appeared in Jan Jansson’s (1588-1664) Accuratissima orbis antiqui delineatio
in 1652 (without Georg Horn’s [1620-1670] text) and in 1653 (with the text).
Koeman II:500; Laor 343-349; Me 177 A: 23L, 29N, 33P, 39R, 49U, 51X