Auction 124, Lot 583

"Carte de la Situation du Paradis Terrestre, Et des Pais Habitez par les Patriarches Dressee pour bien entendre l'Histoire Sainte, Par Messire Pierre Daniel Huet", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 15.5 inches
47 x 39.4 cm

This interesting map covers the region from the Mediterranean through the Persian Gulf. Detail is omitted in favor of Biblical depictions including the Sermon on the Mount, Babylon, the Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark, Abraham's journey from Ur, and others. Pictorial scale of miles with a lion, lamb, and a serpent in an apple tree. Three tiny ships sail in the Persian gulf with a compass rose. Title is in both French and Dutch in panel at top.


Condition: A

Some minor soil and edge tears in wide original margins, none near map.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/7/2008