Auction 124, Lot 585

"De Gelegentheyd van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen uyt de H. Schrifture…", Jagen, Jan van

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1748 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 11.8 inches
44.5 x 30 cm

This Dutch Bible map 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 map is richly embellished with a banner style title cartouche and four corner vignettes - 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 the Ark. The map was copied from Bastian Stoopendaal's slightly larger map of 1688. Published by Jacob and Hendrik Keur in a Dutch bible. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #139-KIII.

Condition: B+

Sharp impression and sturdy paper that is lightly toned and a couple insignificant spots. Good original margins, which is unusual for bible maps. A tiny edge tear at bottom has been closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/7/2008