Auction 122, Lot 677

"Paradise or the Garden of Eden With the Countries circumjacent Inhabited by the Patriarchs", Moxon, Joseph

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1671 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 x 30.5 cm

An attractive and uncommon map of the Middle East, including Cyprus, a portion of the Persian Gulf and the north shore of the Red Sea filled with details of Old Testament locations, including Babel and Nineveh. This is a variant issue, decorated with a compass rose and caliper scale at upper corners, rather than the coat-of-arms and expulsion vignette.

References: Laor #518.

Condition: B

An attractive example with vibrant later color. There is a hole on the centerfold that has been repaired on the verso with paper and archival tape.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/5/2007