Auction 100, Lot 396

"Orbis Per Creationem Institutus... / Orbis Per Diluvium Destitutus…", Hooghe, Romain de

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1700 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.3 x 12.8 inches
46.5 x 32.5 cm

This is a very unusual and uncommon map depicting the region from Asia Minor to India and all of the Arabian peninsula within a circle. The Garden of Eden is located at center. Surrounding the map are four scenes: Adam and Eve in the Garden, Noah's Ark, Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, and the birth of Christ. It is a very decorative and interesting map.

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Condition: A+

Minor surface soil in margins, overall fine.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/12/2002

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