"Mesopotamia cum Parte Babyloniae", Bocharti, Samuelis
Period: 1712 (published)
Publication: Geographia sacra, seu Phaleg et Canaan
Color: Hand Color
7.8 x 10.5 inches
19.8 x 26.7 cm
This is a very uncommon map from the work of the Protestant minister and oriental scholar Samuel Bochart (1599-1667). The map shows the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers and their tributaries and locates ancient Babylon. Several place names are given in Latin, Greek and Hebrew. It is decorated with a title cartouche featuring merchants and a small vignette of a pair of lions.