Auction 129, Lot 707

"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d' eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen uyt de H. Schrifture…", Danckerts/Wetstein

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1728 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 13.5 inches
50.3 x 34.3 cm

Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden, which is located near the Tower of Babel. The map includes tiny engravings of Eve offering Adam the apple and their subsequent expulsion from the garden. Abraham's journey from Ur is noted, as are the wanderings of the Children of Israel, and a vignette of Jonah and the whale. Engraved by Albert Schut. This is the second state with Danckerts' imprint replaced by R. & J. Wetstein, William Smith and Samuel Luchtmans.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #160.

Condition: A

Pleasant ivory toning with a nice impression. There is a minor repair on the lower centerfold.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 9/23/2009