"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.
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.