Auction 117, Lot 708

"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

19 x 12 inches
48.3 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: B

Expert repair on outside fold at left with a bit of very skillful facsimile. Otherwise very nice with a sharp impression and fine later color.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/6/2006