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Cole's rare map of the Holy Land

Title
[Palestine] The most ancient name of this lande was called Canaan of the sonne of Cham:
Author
COLE, Humfray
Publisher
Graven by Humfray Cole, Goldsmith a English man born in ye north and pertayning to ye mint in the tower,
Publication place
[London],
Publication date
1572.
Price
SOLD
Reference
2376

Description

Double-page engraved map, slight loss to left and right margins, skilfully repaired, not affecting image.

Notes

Rare map of the Holy Land that appeared in the second edition of the Bishop's Bible of 1572.

Humfray Cole (d. 1591) was, according to his own description upon the map, a "goldsmith, a English man born in ye north and pertayning to ye Mint in the Tower [of London], 1572." He was obviously poorly paid by the mint, as he is known to have undertaken several commissions for his patron Edward Dyer and is mentioned ias an artisan by the poet Gabriel Harvey. He also supplied scientific instruments to Martin Frobisher, and an astrolabe to Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales.

Bibliography

Not in Laor.