Auction 127, Lot 675

"Tabula Geographica, in Qua Paradisus, nec non Regiones, Urbes, oppida, et loca describuntur: quorum in Genesi mentio fit: Auct. Pet. Planc.", Plancius/Cloppenburg

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1604 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 11.5 inches
49.5 x 29.2 cm

A supremely graphic map from a Dutch Bible featuring a large engraving of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, surrounded by all kinds of animals and birds. The scene is juxtaposed beside the map locating Paradisus just south of Babylon. The sheet is then further embellished with fifteen oval vignettes from Genesis. Dutch text on verso. A very unusual and appealing map that normally sells in the $1600 - 2000 range.

References: Laor #565; Poortman & Augusteijn #73.

Condition: C+

There is significant restoration of the paper and image at sides; it is common for maps from bible to sustain damage at side due to the formal. This map has been backed with light Japanese tissue with some paper replacement and expert image restoration.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $650

Closed on 2/25/2009