Auction 137, Lot 59

"[Prophetien - Vervullingen]", Hooghe, Romain de

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1687 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm

This is a very unusual Bible map with a hemisphere depicting the Old World suspended above a scene of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, which is teeming with life. At the bottom, scenes from the Old Testament prophecy and Christ fulfillment are depicted including: Eve offering the apple to Adam, Noah's Ark, Abraham offering his son to the Lord, Jonah and the whale, the birth of Christ, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection and the Coming of Christ. Centered at the bottom is God's Lamb (John 1:36). Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #148.

Condition: B+

Three short tears that just enter map image at bottom have been professionally repaired, and a few short fold separations in blank margins at top have also been professionally repaired. Right-hand blank margin has been extended, and there is some light soiling in blank margins.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/14/2011