"Descriptio Terrae Canaan", Halma, Francois
Subject: Near and Middle East
Period: 1709 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13 x 8.25 inches
33 x 21 cm
Nice map displaying the Middle East from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. The Garden of Eden is located in present-day Iraq, near the city of Babylon. Abraham's journey from Ur is shown. The title cartouche features the serpent in the Tree of Knowledge.
References: cf Poortman & Augusteijn #166.
Binding tear in right margin stopping just shy of the neatline. Small amount of damp staining along a fold. Left margin a bit toned and chipped. Issued folding, now flattened.