Auction 120, Lot 723

"Edenis seu Paradisi Terrestris Situs", Bocharti, Samuelis

Subject: Iraq, Garden of Eden

Period: 1693 (circa)

Publication: Geographia sacra, seu Phaleg et Canaan

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.75 x 11.6 inches
19.7 x 29.5 cm

This is a very uncommon map from the main work of the protestant minister and oriental scholar Samuel Bochart (1599-1667). It locates the Garden of Eden at the confluence of the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers near Babylon. The cartouche features the serpent with an apple in its mouth.

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Condition: A

Chipped right margin, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 7/18/2007

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