Auction 121, Lot 38

"Afbeeldinge der Oude Waereld; benevens Derzelver verdeling onder de Nakomelingen Noachs", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1749 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 14.8 inches
50 x 37.6 cm

An interesting and uncommon map of the 'Old World' showing the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa divided among Noah's sons. The continental outlines are shown according to 18th century knowledge with interiors reflecting Ptolemaic models. The map includes a key in a drape-style cartouche and the title cartouche incorporates a large landscape showing the migrations setting out from the Tower of Babel and a large tree representing Noah's descendants. From a Statenbijbel published by Nicolaas Goetzee. Engraved by Jan van Jagen.

References: Poortman & Augustijn #177.

Condition: A

Printed on a fine sheet of laid paper with one tiny rust spot in the map.

Estimate: $400 - $550

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/26/2007