Auction 103, Lot 441

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

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1663 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 12.4 inches
47.8 x 31.5 cm

Superb Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden located near the city of Babel. Strapwork title cartouche flanked by scenes of Eve offering Adam the apple, and the expulsion from the Garden. Below Cyprus is a scene of Jonah and the Whale. A lovely, decorative map with the scale of miles featuring a figure of a fisherman (the mark of Visscher). Second state.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #119.

Condition: A

Extra crease at centerfold, else fine. Narrow side margins, as issued.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/11/2003