Auction 103, Lot 442

"Carte de la Situation du Paradis Terrestre, Et des Pais Habitez par les Patriarches Dressee pour bien entendre l'Histoire Sainte, Par Messire Pierre Daniel Huet", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 14.2 inches
42.7 x 36.1 cm

Interesting map of the region from the Mediterranean through the Persian Gulf. Detail is omitted in favor of small Biblical depictions engraved within the map, including the Sermon on the Mount, Babylon, the Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark and others. Pictorial scale of miles surmounted by a lion and a lamb with a serpent in an apple tree in the background. Three tiny ships sail in the Persian Gulf with a compass rose.

References:

Condition: B

Small hole in blank margins and an insignificant spot near center.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/11/2003

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