Auction 110, Lot 573

"Orbis Per Creationem Institutus... / Orbis Per Diluvium Destitutus…", Hooghe, Romain de

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1702 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 12.7 inches
47.2 x 32.3 cm

The standard group of maps included in Dutch Bibles consists of a world map, a map of Paradise, a map of the Exodus, a map of Israel divided among the Tribes, a map of Canaan, a plan of Jerusalem, and a map of the travels of St. Paul. This is one of the most unusual and decorative maps depicting the region of Paradise. It covers 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.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #154.

Condition: A

Few very tiny wormholes that have been professionally filled.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $900

Closed on 3/2/2005