Auction 122, Lot 681

"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan…", Wetstein/Smith

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1728 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.75 x 13.5 inches
50.2 x 34.3 cm

Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden, which is located near the Tower of Babel. The map includes tiny engravings of Eve offering Adam the apple and their subsequent expulsion from the garden. Abraham's journey from Ur is noted, as are the wanderings of the Children of Israel, and a vignette of Jonah and the whale. Engraved by Albert Schut. This is the second state with Danckerts imprint replaced by R. & J. Wetstein, William Smith and Samuel Luchtmans.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #160.

Condition: A

Ample original margins with a fold separation at bottom, not affecting map. With folds as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/5/2007