Auction 107, Lot 449

"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: 1714 (circa)


Color: Black & White

18 x 13.7 inches
45.7 x 34.8 cm

Lovely 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 vignettes in the four corners 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. Second state.

References: Laor #794; Poortman & Augusteijn, #131-GII-2.

Condition: B

Very light staining at sides and a bit of offsetting, easily erased.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/9/2004