Auction 135, Lot 584

"Kaarte van het Aardsche Paradys…", Starckman, P.

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 9.2 inches
43.2 x 23.4 cm

Two different possible locations for the Garden of Eden are shown on this pair of maps, printed on one double-page sheet. One locates the Garden north of Babylon in the Armenian region in the vicinity of Mount Ararat and the headwaters of the Euphrates River. The other map shows the more traditional theory, with Paradise located south of Babylon on the Euphrates River.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $180 - $240

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/16/2011

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