Regio Canaan Seu Terra Promissionis, Postea Iudaea Vel Palaestina Nominta, Rodie Terra Sancta Vocata, Quae Olim XII Tribus Hoc Autem Aevo In VI Provincias Distincta ESt Iuxta Recentissimas Et Accuratissimas Descriptiones Adornata
|Title||Regio Canaan Seu Terra Promissionis, Postea Iudaea Vel Palaestina Nominta, Rodie Terra Sancta Vocata, Quae Olim XII Tribus Hoc Autem Aevo In VI Provincias Distincta ESt Iuxta Recentissimas Et Accuratissimas Descriptiones Adornata |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/RegioCanaan_912At651.html |
|Cartographer||Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1725? |
|Publisher||Homann Erben (Firm)|
|Place of Publication||Germany--Augsburg |
|Original Source||Seutter, Matthaeus. "Atlantis Geographicus Maior, " [Grosser Atlas]. Pts. 1 and 2. Nuremberg: Homann Erben, 1734-1781? |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche in upper left corner:
"Regio Canaan Seu Terra Promissionis, Postea Iudaea Vel Palaestina Nominta, Rodie Terra Sancta Vocata, Quae Olim XII Tribus Hoc Autem Aevo In VI Provincias Distincta ESt Iuxta Recentissimas Et Accuratissimas Descriptiones Adornata Per Matth. Seutter, Sac. Caes. Maj. Geographo Augusta."
Printed within illustration surrounding cartouche:
"G. Rogg del."
Printed beneath the illustration surrounding the cartouche:
"Cum Gratia et Privil. S.R.I. Vicariatus, in partibus Rheni, Seviae, et Juris Franconici."
Printed along right edge is a key for "Urbs Regia, " "Urbs Levitica, " and "Urbs Refugy."
Printed in upper right corner is a scale comparing "Stadia, " "Mille Passus Geometrici, " "Millaria unius Hora, " and "Dietae."
Printed in lower right corner is an inset map of Canaan with an inscription about the Israelites wandering through the desert for forty years following their flight from Egypt:
"Israelitarum ex Aegypto in promissam terram Canaan Peregrinatio et Mansiones per deserta, 40. Ann. Spatio confectae."
Written in ink in upper right corner:
"80 [9 beneath 0 crossed out]."
Written in pencil in upper right corner:
Depicts part of Egypt, Israel, Jordan, part of Lebanon, and part of Syria as Judea and Israel. Separates this area into into regions by major tribes including "Tribus Aser, " "Tribus Neptalim, " "Tribus Ephraim, " "Dimidia Tribus Manasse Cis Iordanem, " "Dimidia Tribus Manasse Trans Iordanem, " "Tribus Gad, " "Tribus Ruben, " "Tribus Simeon, " "Tribus Dan, " "Tribus Iuda, " "Tribus Beniamin, " "Tribus Isaschar, " "Tribus Zebulon." Shows major mountains, deserts, rivers, bodies of water and towns including Nazareth, Bethlehem, the western Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. Surrounding the title cartouche is a scene depicting God and the Holy Spirit. Two angels carry the cartouche as a banner. Below is a scene of Jesus casting a demon out of a man before a crowd of on-lookers. In the background is a scene of the crucifixion. In the lower right corner surrounding the inset map is an illustration of Moses with the ten commandments on stone tablets. The people in the background are worshiping a serpent on a pole.
Scale: 1:760, 320.
|Contextual Notes||Georg Mathaus Seutter (1678-1756) was a map publisher and cartographer from Nuremberg who set up shop in Augsburg. After an apprenticeship with J. B. Homann in 1697, he began working in Augsburg and was eventually appointed Geographer to Imperial Court. Throughout his lifetime, he competed with his old mentor and worked closely with his son-in-law to put out a collection of town plans. His works include "Atlas Germanicus" (c. 1720), "Atlas Geographicus" (1725), "Atlas Novus" (1728), "Grosser Atlas" (c. 1735), "Atlas novus sive tabulae geographicae totius orbis" (c. 1741), and "Atlas Minor" (1744). After his death, his son, Albrecht Karl, continued the business (Moreland and Bannister, 87-8; Tooley, 557).|
According to the National Library of Israel, this map is likely a re-engraved copy of a map of Palestine by Johann Baptist Homann who followed the work of Sanson.
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
National Library of Israel. Catalogue Record. Accessed 24 April 2009.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Category||Historical Illustrated Scene|
|Subjects (LCSH)||Palestine-Historical geography - Maps -- Early works to 1800.; Bible, O.T.-Geography-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Tribes-1725. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP056 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection |
|Object Type||Rare Maps Collection. in Atlas 912 At651 (map uncatalogued) |
|Physical Description||50 x 58 cm. |
|Condition||Browning around edges. Foxing throughout. Brown stains along centerfold and on right side of map. Has binder's guard. Slight darkening along centerfold. Some color has bled through to verso. Has stamp for University of Washington Library on verso. Call number of atlas written in pencil on verso. Written in ink on verso: "(95)." |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|References||National Library of Israel. University of Michigan Library. |