Auction 124, Lot 584

"Afbeelding van Alle de Landen Gelegen Tusschen de Middelandische, Zwarte, Caspische, Persische en Rode Zeen…", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1748 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 15.5 inches
50.8 x 39.4 cm

This uncommon map covers the region from the Caucasus to the deserts of Arabia. The Garden of Eden is placed in Armenia and other places from Genesis are located, otherwise the map is sparsely detailed. The large title cartouche illustrates the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden.

References: Laor #66; Poortman & Augusteijn #176.

Condition: B+

Some ink on verso that shows through slightly at upper right. The impression in the cartouche is a little weak.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/7/2008