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Auction 125, Lot 708

"Afbeeldinge der Oostersche Landen…", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1750 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14.8 inches
47 x 37.6 cm

This map describes the entire Middle East with the Black and Caspian Seas at top and the Red Sea and Persian Gulf at the bottom. The map is from a series of twelve maps of the Holy Land and adjacent regions during different biblical epochs. This map illustrates the Babylonian Exile of the Jews of the ancient Kingdom of Judah to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar during the 6th Century BC. The vignette at bottom is Psalm 137, a hymn expressing the yearnings of the Jewish people in exile following the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #184.

Condition: A

There is an ink smudge in the top margin, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/24/2008