Auction 133, Lot 551

"Paradisus", Hondius/Purchas

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1625 (circa)

Publication: Purchas His Pilgrimes…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.6 x 5.8 inches
19.3 x 14.7 cm

A large vignette of Adam and Eve under the apple tree dominates this map of the Middle East. It covers from the Mediterranean to Chaldaea. Paradise is located near Babylon. On a full sheet (7.8 x 12.3") with English text that continues on the verso.

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Condition: B+

The left side margin is trimmed close, as issued and there are a few minor ink smudges in the map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/1/2010

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