Auction 121, Lot 703

"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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $180 - $240

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/26/2007