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