Auction 114, Lot 547

"De Gelegentheyt van t'Paradys ende t'Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders de Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen…", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1650 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 12 inches
47.8 x 30.5 cm

Superb Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden located near the city of Babel. Strapwork title cartouche flanked by scenes of Eve offering Adam the apple, and the expulsion from the Garden. Below Cyprus is a scene of Jonah and the Whale. A lovely, decorative map with the scale of miles featuring a figure of an old fisherman (the mark of Visscher).

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #84.

Condition: A

Fine impression and lovely later color. Old repairs on bottom fold separations in blank margin.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/1/2006