Maker: Jan van Jagen / Stoopendaal
Antique uncolored map of the Middle East, by Jan van Jagen after Daniel Stoopendaal, 1744. From the Dutch so-called ' Staten' bibles, published between 1637 and c. 1760, which contained 5 maps: The World, ' Paradise', The Perigrinations, The Promised Land Canaan, The Travels of St. Paul and a plan of Jerusalem. This map depicts the 'Wandering of the Children Israel' showing the route taken by the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan. The lower portion features different episodes of the Wandering, especially the receipt of the Tables of the Law (Ten Commandments) by Moses. The Keur publishing family used Daniel Stoopendaal's maps for 70 years in their Bibles. When the plate became worn, Jan van Jagen was commissioned to engrave a new plate. This version may have been created as early as 1730 based on the size and image, and this particular example was printed in 1744. Very good restored condition, with repaired seam separations, some stains mostly in the margins, and some minor toning along paper edges. Despite the imperfections this map is pleasing and worthy of ownership. Map has been archivally cleaned, deacidified, repaired, and backed. Approx. 12 x 17.5 inches to the neatline.
Model Number: MID208