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Auction 130, Lot 651

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

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1709 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 8.3 inches
33 x 21.1 cm
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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+

Fine impression and color. There is a small worm hole in the bottom left corner of the map and a faint damp stain in the blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/2/2009