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Auction 106, Lot 459

"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 12.5 inches
47.8 x 31.8 cm
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A lovely, decorative Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden. Strapwork title cartouche flanked by scenes of Eve offering Adam the apple and the expulsion from the paradise. In the sea beneath Cyprus is a scene of Jonah and the whale and the distance scale features Visscher's signature vignette of himself as a fisherman. This map is based on the elder Visscher map of 1642, slightly larger and more decorative. Both father and son used the fisherman as a signature on their maps but the image is slightly different with Nicolas' being an image of a young man. Second state. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn # 119.

Condition: A+

Good margins, slight toning at paper edges.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/3/2004