Auction 106, Lot 460

"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan…", Danckerts/Wetstein

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1728 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 13.5 inches
50 x 34.3 cm

Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden, which is located near Babel. The map includes tiny engravings of Eve offering Adam the apple and the expulsion from the garden. Abraham's journey from Ur is noted, as are the wanderings of the Children of Israel, and a vignette of Jonah and the whale. Engraved by Albert Schut and published by R. & J. Wetstein and William Smith.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #160.

Condition: A

Couple of faint spots, still very good with a fine crisp impression.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/3/2004

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