Auction 130, Lot 652

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

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1714 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 13.7 inches
45.7 x 34.8 cm

This Dutch Bible map covers the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, depicting numerous Biblical sites, including the wanderings of the Children of Israel, Jonas & the whale, and the Garden of Eden. The map is richly embellished with a banner style title cartouche and four corner vignettes - the creation of Adam & Eve, Paradise, Eve offering Adam the apple, and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. At bottom center is a large scene of the Ark. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #131 GII<sup>2</sup>.

Condition: A+

Good impression and wide original margins. There are a couple minor paper flaws in the wide margins, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/2/2009

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