Auction 124, Lot 576

"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys ende 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders de Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen…", Savry, Jacob

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1648 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 12.5 inches
47 x 31.8 cm

Lovely Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden located near the city of Babel, which is graphically depicted with its huge tower. At top are small vignettes of Abraham's journey from Ur, and two larger scenes of Eve offering Adam the apple and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The scale of miles is enclosed in a decorative cartouche.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #107.

Condition: B

A short centerfold split in the bottom margin has been repaired with archival tape on verso. Some damp staining in top margin with edges a bit frayed and some loss at blank corners.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/7/2008