This print shows a map of the promised land. Fifteen biblical vignettes surround the plan. Dutch text on reverse.
Made by Baptista van Deutecum after Petrus Plancius .
Medium: Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 51.5 x 31.5 cm (20.28 x 12.4 inch). Image size: 49 x 29 cm. (19.29 x 11.42 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Folds as published. Paper separation at folds and a few tears in paper edges, have been backed. Some soiling. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
MAP-PROMISED LAND-ISRAEL-EGYPT-BIBLICAL VIGNETTES | T24-LARGE
This attractive print was published in Bibles, by J.E Cloppenburg and others, 1604-1623. .
State: 1st state.
Reference: Poortman & Augusteijn #80.
Biography artist: Petrus Plancius (1552-1622) was born Pieter Platevoet in Dranouter in West Flanders. He trained as a clergyman in Germany and England, but he was an expert not only in theology but in geography, cosmography, and navigation. After fleeing prosecution by the Inquisition in Brussels, Plancius settled in Amsterdam where he first began his forays into navigation and charting. As Amsterdam was a hub for trade, Plancius was able to access Portuguese charts, the most advanced in the world at that time. Plancius used these charts to become an expert in the sailing routes to India, knowledge that gained him opportunity. Plancius was one of the founders of the VOC, for whom he worked as their geographer. He also served on a Government Committee to review the equipment needed for exploratory expeditions.