Auction 129, Lot 710

"Beschryvinge van den Oorsprong der Volkeren, Uit de drie Sonen van Noah na den Sondvloed, en voorts vande Reysen der cerste Vaderen in Canaan", Avelen, Jan van den

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1787 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14.2 inches
47 x 36.1 cm

This is an uncommon Dutch Bible map covering the region from the Mediterranean through to the Persian Gulf. The map depicts the Garden of Eden, Abraham's route from Ur, and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. Other major places graphically illustrated in the map include Nineveh, Babylon, and the mountain where the Ark came to rest. Two angels hold aloft the title banner and pictorial scenes in the top corners represent Europa and Asia. Across the bottom of the map are several Biblical scenes illustrating the story of Noah and the Ark. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #149.

Condition: A+

Wide original margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/23/2009