Auction 137, Lot 675

"A New Map Shewing the Travels of the Patriarchs. As also of the Children of Israel, from Egypt through the Wilderness; to the Land of Canaan", Wells, Edward

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1722 (published)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.3 inches
49 x 36.3 cm

This unusual map covers from the Land of Canaan through the Land of Cush or Ethiopia Afterward Called Arabia to Mesopotamia, which includes Babylon and the Land of Eden. The route of the Children of Israel through the wilderness is depicted and the Dead Sea is notably tiny. An inset map at bottom shows the entire Mediterranean and extends to India, with the notation: "This Draught shews the severall Countries or People lying most remote from the Holy Land and mentioned in the Old Testament." Engraved by Sutton Nichols.

References: Laor #834.

Condition: B+

There are minute worm holes only visible when held to light, and a few short printer's creases at top. The upper-left corner has been trimmed to neatline.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2011