Amsterdam: Yaccov Proops, . Third edition. Hardcover. Quarto.  52 double-sided leaves + folding map. Rebound in modern maroon buckram boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Modern endpapers. Profusely illustrated throughout with copperplate engravings. Two separate title pages, one with illustrated copperplate engravings surrounding the text (half-title) and one with decorative woodblock borders and the publisher's device.
This third edition of the famous Amsterdam Haggadah, found the work reformatted into a smaller size, and saw the title officially changed to Maleh Beit Horin (meaning "house free men"). The same famous copperplate engravings by Abraham ben Jacob, which previously appeared in the 1695 and 1712 editions are retained here. In our copy the title and two other other engravings contain contemporary hand-coloring. The text of the Passover Haggadah is here augmented with the inclusion of the Abravanel commentary of the earlier editions, as well as 3 additional text commentaries, which include the "Gevurot Hashem" from the Maharal of Prague (Judah Loew ben Bezalel), writings by Rabbi Moshe Alshich, and "Olelot Ephraim", a collection of ethical homilies by Rabbi Shlomo Ephraim Luntschitz.
Bound in at the rear, is a copy of the notable fold-out map, with phenomenal copperplate engravings, showing Egypt and the Holy Land. Measuring a total of 19.5x11.5", the map shows the land of Israel, the Sinai desert and Egypt in landscape orientation looking eastward towards the top of the map. It traces the journey of the Israelites starting with the Exodus from Egypt, through the desert, and into the Land of Israel. The map is detailed, showing the areas of the twelve tribes, important locations and cities as well as geographic features including the Red Sea, Mount Sinai, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee and many others. The map is decorated with additional illustrations near the bottom and includes a key. This beautiful work, also by Abraham ben Jacob, is considered among the earliest, if not the first map of its kind to be printed within a Hebrew publication (1695 edition). It is now known to have been heavily based on the previously printed 1620 map, in Hebrew, by Jacob ben Abraham Zaddiq and Abraham Goos (1590 – ca. 1643), which itself was based on the map of 1590 by Christian Kruik van Adrichom (Adrichem), printed in Latin. The map is backed in cloth.
Interior front cover with ink-stamped library bookplate pasted on. Illustrated title page with period owner's inscription in ink along the top margins, and library blind-stamp along the bottom margin, not affecting engravings or text. Pages throughout with some minor to light sporadic water stains. Book block tight overall. Binding in near fine, interior in very good condition overall. The map is the near fine condition. vg to near fine. Item #49114
Hebrew title: מעלה בית חורין, והוא סדר הגדה של פסח
Alternate Hebrew title: הגדה של פסח: כמנהג אשכנזים וכמנהג ספרדים
Publication: יעקב פרופס, אמשטרדם, תקמ"א
Alternate transliterations: Ma'ale Bet Horin, Ma'ale Beit Khorin, Ma'ale Beit Chorin, Ma'ale Beit Horin,
Bibliographic refences: Yaari 199, Vinograd: Amsterdam 2113, Yudlov 300, Yerushalmi: Plate 75.