Auction 126, Lot 45

"Afbeeldinge der Oude Waereld; Benevens Derzelver Verdeling onder de Nakomelingen Noachs", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1749 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.6 inches
49.5 x 37.1 cm

An interesting and uncommon map of the 'Old World' showing the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa divided among Noah's sons. The continental outlines are shown according to 18th century knowledge with interiors reflecting Ptolemaic models. The map includes a key in a drape-style cartouche and the title cartouche incorporates a large landscape showing the migrations setting out from the Tower of Babel and a large tree representing Noah's descendants. Engraved by Jan van Jagen and published in a Statenbijbel by Nicolaas Goetzee.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #177.

Condition: A

There is a bit of minor soil and extraneous creasing along one fold, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/3/2008