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Description

Separately issued old color example of Gerard De Jode's map of the Holy Land, which also appeared in the 1593 edition of Cornelis De Jode's Speculum Orbis Terrarum.

Unlike examples of the map which appeared in the atlas, the present example has not text on the verso. Because it is known that many of the maps which appeared in the 1593 edition of De Jode's atlas were prepared some years before the publication of the atlas, we are speculating that this example was printed circa 1590. The map also exhibits a fine dark impression, suggestion a very early use of the plate.

Reference
Laor 376.
Gerard de Jode Biography

Gerard De Jode (1509-1591) was a pre-eminent mapmaker in the late seventeenth century, a time when the Dutch dominated the map trade. He was known for his many maps, some of which featured in Speculum Orbis Terrae (first edition Antwerp: 1578). Although never as successful as Ortelius’ Theatrum, the Speculum did get republished in a second edition in 1593, two years after De Jode’s death, by Arnold Coninx, and included this map. After his death, Gerard’s son, Cornelis (1568-1600), and his wife, Paschina, ran the shop. Unfortunately, Cornelis died young in 1600, aged only 32, and the stock and plates were sold to the publisher Joan Baptista Vrients.