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Striking engraved "time map" showing the "Holy History" from creation t o the dispersion of the Jews at the end of the 1st Century of the Common Era.

The sides of the image are adorned with vignettes of monuments and important places from the Old Testament at the left and the New Testament on the right.   A fascinating and beautiful mnemonic device for represent Biblical history prior to the Common Era.

Above the map are images of a Jew and Female Jew, flanked by tablets holding the 10 Commandments.

Édouard Hocquart (1789-1870?) was a French mapmaker and engraver active in the first half of the 19th century. He was responsible for several other attractive time maps.

A later "Nouvelle Edition" was issued in about 1850.


The image is very rare.  OCLC locates only the Rumsey / Stanford example (which appears to be the Nouvelle edition), likely purchased from Altea Maps.

Condition Description
Old Color. minor repair at lower right corner, with a bit of loss. Minor tears along top, just touching printed image. Some soiling.