Auction 113, Lot 676

"[Lot of 2] Carte du Paradis Terrestre…", Calmet, Augustin

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1724 (circa)

Publication: Dictionnaire historique…

Color: Hand Color

8 x 9.4 inches
20.3 x 23.9 cm

Pair of interesting maps of the region showing two different locations for the Garden of Eden. The first, per the theories of Mr. Huet, shows a larger area with Eden located south of Babilone (present-day Baghdad) just north of the Persian Gulf. The second map, according to Mr. Calmet, shows Paradise located in present-day Armenia near Mount Ararat. Both were drawn and engraved by P. Starckman with attractive title cartouches and compass roses.


Condition: B

Overall near fine with sharp impressions. Each is trimmed nearly to neatline on one side, as issued. Second has had that margin extended.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/7/2005