Auction 102, Lot 433

"Tabula Geographica, in Qua Paradisus, nec Non Regiones, Urbes oppida, et loca describuntur; quorum in Genesi mentio fit: Auct. D.R.M. Mathes…", Plancius/Cloppenburg

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 11.3 inches
48.8 x 28.7 cm

A supremely graphic map from a Dutch Bible featuring a large engraving of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, surrounded by all kinds of animals and birds. The scene is juxtaposed beside the map locating Paradisus just south of Babylon. The sheet is then further embellished with fifteen oval vignettes from Genesis. A very unusual and appealing map.

References:

Condition: A

Tear in top blank margin, closed with archival tape and a few stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $1,900 - $2,200

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 3/5/2003

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