"Orbis Per Creationem Institutus... / Orbis Per Diluvium Destitutus…", Hooghe, Romain de
Subject: Near and Middle East
Period: 1702 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 12.5 inches
47 x 31.8 cm
This is a very unusual and uncommon map depicting the region from Asia Minor to India and all of the Arabian peninsula within a circle. The Garden of Eden is located at center. Surrounding the map are four scenes: Adam and Eve in the Garden, Noah's Ark, Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, and the birth of Christ. It is a very decorative and interesting map.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #154.