Auction 101, Lot 397

"De Gelegentheyt van t'Paradys ende t'Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders de Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen…", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1649 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.7 x 12.2 inches
47.5 x 31 cm

Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden. Strapwork title cartouche flanked by scenes of Eve offering Adam an apple, and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. A lovely, decorative map with the scale of miles decorated with a fisherman (a signature frequently used by Visscher).

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Condition: B

Professional repairs on folds and a bit of minor soil.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/4/2002

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