Auction 103, Lot 446

"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d' eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen uyt de H. Schrifture…", Stoopendaal, Bastiaan

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1736 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 12.2 inches
45.2 x 31 cm

Exquisite Dutch Bible map published by Pieter & Jacob Keur. It covers the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, depicting numerous Biblical sites, including the wanderings of the Children of Israel and the Garden of Eden. Banner style title with the four corners of the map containing fully colored vignettes from Genesis: the creation of Adam & Eve, Paradise, Eve offering Adam the apple, and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. At bottom center is a large scene of Noah's Ark at the beginning of the Great Flood. Dutch text on verso. Third state.

References: Laor, E. #794; Poortman & Augusteijn, #131-GIII.

Condition: A

Later color. Folds, as issued. Some light text show-through in a couple areas, common for this map.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/11/2003