Auction 114, Lot 550

"Carte dela Situation du Paradis Terrestre, Et des Pais Habitez par les Patriarches Dressee pour bien entendre l'Histoire Sainte, Par Messire Pierre Daniel Huet", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Hisoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.3 x 15.7 inches
46.5 x 39.9 cm

Interesting map of the region from the Mediterranean through the Persian Gulf. Detail is omitted in favor of biblical depictions including the Sermon on the Mount, Babylon, the Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark, Abraham's journey from Ur, and others. Pictorial scale of miles surmounted by a lion and a lamp with a serpent in an apple tree in the background. Three tiny ships sail in the Persian Gulf with a compass rose. Title in both French and Dutch in panel at top.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 3/1/2006

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