Auction 103, Lot 40

"[Prophetien - Vervullingen]", Hooghe, Romain de

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.9 inches
45.7 x 35.3 cm

Beautiful copper engraved Bible map from the story of the Great Flood. A hemisphere depicting the Old World is suspended above a scene of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, which is teeming with life. At the bottom, scenes from the Bible are depicted including: Eve offering the apple to Adam, Noah's Ark, Abraham offering his son, Jonah and the whale, the birth of Christ, The Last Supper, and the Crucifixion. Centered at the bottom is God's Lamb (John 1:30). Later edition of the map first published in 1687.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #148.

Condition: A

Professionally back with light Japanese tissue repairing a few scattered wormholes and separations on folds.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/11/2003