Antique Map and Genealogical Chart of the Holy Land / Israel / Palestine
Detailed image showing a survey of the genealogy and chronology of the Patriarchal Kings and Prophets of the so-called 3rd period of the world i.e. from Saul the first King [1020 B.C.] until the Babylonian captivity [597 B.C.].
Tree of succession beginning with Saul, David and Salomon then divided into two branches showing the succession of the Kings of Judæa beginning with Roboam [Rehabeam] and of the Kings of Israel beginning with Jeroboam displaying the names of 20 and 19 Kings respectively. On top a picture showing the Jewish people and the people of Israel in captivity. Two chronological-historical tables. 5 columns with the names of 87 prophets. With two historical maps. One showing Israel and Judæa with a part of Syria, »Arabie Heureuse«, and Egypt; the other one showing the region occupied by Israel and Judæa. East is at the bottom of the map. Moreover two historical notes on the Kings.
Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. Chatelain proved a successful businessman, creating lucrative networks in London, The Hague, and then Amsterdam. He is most well known for the Atlas Historique, published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720. This encyclopedic work was devoted to the history and genealogy of the continents, discussing such topics as geography, cosmography, topography, heraldry, and ethnography. Published thanks to a partnership between Henri, his father, Zacharie, and his younger brother, also Zacharie, the text was contributed to by Nicolas Gueudeville, a French geographer. The maps were by Henri, largely after the work of Guillaume Delisle, and they offered the general reader a window into the emerging world of the eighteenth century.