"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)
Color: Hand Color
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>.
Good impression and wide original margins. There are a couple minor paper flaws in the wide margins, not affecting the map.