Auction 124, Lot 580

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

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1714 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.8 inches
45.7 x 35.1 cm

The second 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. The four corners of the map contain 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 Deluge. Along the top a banner style cartouche holds the title. Dutch text on verso.

References: Laor #794; Poortman & Augusteijn #131-GII<sup>2</sup>.

Condition: A

Near fine with a faint trace of offsetting.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 5/7/2008