Detailed map of the lands of the Tribe of Asher in the Holy Land, from Christian van Adrichom's Theatrum Terrae Sanctae, first published in 1590.
The map shows the lands assigned to the Tribe of Asher, by Moses.
Numerous biblical sites are depicted and identified by both name and number, and are more fully described in Adrichom's text.
The Theatrum Terrae Sanctae was an atlas and history of the Holy Land and was Adrichom's most important and famous work. Born in Delft, Christian Kruik van Adrichem, or Christianus Crucius Adrichomius, was a priest and theologian. Adrichom worked for thirty years on his three-part history of the Holy Land, but only published the first part, Urbis Hierosolyma Depicta, during his lifetime. The remaining two parts were published posthumously by Georg Braun in 1590, with subsequent editions in 1593, 1600, 1613, 1628, and 1682.
The Theatrum Terrae Sanctae contained 12 maps and plans: one of the Holy Land, nine of territories of the Tribes of Israel, one of the Exodus, and a town plan of Jerusalem.