Judaea, or the Holy Land, Which is Divided into the Twelve Tribes of the Hebrews or Israelites


This map of the Holy Land by Guillaume Sanson (1633-1703) and Alexis Hubert Jaillot (1632?-1712) is an enlargement of a previous map by Sanson’s father, Nicolas Sanson (1600-67). The map shows the division of Biblical Israel among the Twelve Tribes and is based on information found in the Bible. The younger Sanson took over the family publishing business after his father’s death and had a long-standing relationship with Jaillot, who re-engraved many of Nicolas Sanson’s maps.

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Hubertum Iaillot, Paris


Title in Original Language

Iudaea seu Terra Sancta quae Hebraeorum sive Israelitarum in suas duodecim Tribus divisa

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Physical Description

Copperplate; 465 x 615 millimeters

Last updated: March 8, 2016