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Auction 107, Lot 33

"Afbeeldinge der Oude Waereld…", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1749 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm
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An interesting and uncommon map of the 'Old World' showing the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa divided among Noah's sons. The continental outlines are shown according to 18th century knowledge with interiors reflecting Ptolemaic models. The map includes a key in a drape-style cartouche and the title cartouche incorporates a large landscape showing the migrations setting out from the Tower of Babel and a large tree representing Noah's family tree. From a Statenbijbel published by Nicolaas Goetzee.

References: Poortman & Augustijn #177.

Condition: B

Light damp stain at bottom, barely affecting map.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/9/2004