Auction 123, Lot 659

"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d' eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen uyt de H. Schrifture…", Stoopendaal, Bastiaan

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1682 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 13.8 inches
45.7 x 35.1 cm

First state of this exquisite Dutch Bible map. It covers the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, depicting numerous Biblical sites, including the wanderings of the Children of Israel and the Garden of Eden. Banner style title with the four corners of the map containing fully colored vignettes from Genesis; the creation of Adam and Eve, Paradise, Eve offering Adam the apple, and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. At bottom center is a large scene of Noah's Ark at the beginning of the Great Flood. Dutch text on verso

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #131-GI.

Condition: A

A nice impression and attractive color. There is some nearly invisible discoloration at the top of the map.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/20/2008

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