Auction 127, Lot 690

"Descriptio Paradisi, et Terrae Canaan Regionumque a Patriarchis primum habitatarum", Halma, Francois

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1717 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 8.3 inches
33 x 21.1 cm

Nice map that displays the Middle East from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. The Garden of Eden is located in present-day Iraq, near the city of Babylon and Mons Ararat in the upper right corner is noted as the site of Noah's Ark. Abraham's journey from Ur is traced and numerous other biblical places are noted. The title cartouche features the serpent in the apple tree.

References: Laor #320; Poortman & Augusteijn #166.

Condition: B+

There is a faint spot that just enters the map at bottom, else very good. Linen hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $160 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/25/2009