Auction 133, Lot 553

"Tabula Geographica, in Qua Paradisus, nec Non Regiones, Urbes, oppida, et loca describuntur; quorum in Genesi mentio fit: Auct. D.R.M. Mathes…", Plancius/Cloppenburg

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1643 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 11.4 inches
49.5 x 29 cm

This is the second state of a supremely graphic map from a Dutch Bible featuring a large engraving of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, surrounded by a variety of animals and birds. The scene is juxtaposed beside the map locating Paradisus just south of Babylon. The sheet is then further embellished with fifteen oval vignettes from Genesis. Dutch text on verso.

References: Laor #565; Poortman & Augusteijn #73.

Condition: A+

Tiny fold separations in the margins have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 9/1/2010