The Situation of the Promised Land Accurately Reveals a Knowledge of the Holy Bible


This copperplate engraving of the Holy Land is the first in a series of reprints of a map by Christiaan van Adrichem (1533-85) by Dutch publishers in the 17th century. Adrichem was a Roman Catholic priest and biblical scholar, and the map depicts the Holy Land as Adrichem conceived it, based on his study of the scriptures. The map was printed in Amsterdam in 1633 by Henricus Hondius (1597-1651), and was included in a new edition of the Atlas ou representation du monde universel (Atlas, or universal representation of the world) first published by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) and Gerhard Mercator (1512-94).

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Sumptibus Henrici Hondii, Amsterdam

Title in Original Language

Situs Terrae Promissionis S.S. Bibliorum intelligentiam exacte aperiens

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Copperplate ; 370 x 494 millimeters

Last updated: April 2, 2014