Auction 108, Lot 520

"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys ende 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders de Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen…", Savry, Jacob

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1648 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 12.7 inches
48.3 x 32.3 cm

Lovely Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden located near the city of Babel, which is graphically depicted with its huge tower. At top are small vignettes of Abraham's journey from Ur, and two larger scenes of Eve offering Adam the apple and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The scale of miles is enclosed in a decorate cartouche with a cherub.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #107.

Condition: B

Fine impression and later color. Couple of faint spots, else very good.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/29/2004