Catalog Archive
Auction 138, Lot 708

"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen…", Anon.

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1686 (circa)


Color: Black & White

18.3 x 12 inches
46.5 x 30.5 cm

This Dutch Bible map covers the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, depicting numerous Biblical sites, including the wanderings of the Children of Israel, Jonas & the whale, and the Garden of Eden. The map is richly embellished with a banner style title cartouche and four corner vignettes - the creation of Adam & Eve, Paradise, Eve offering Adam the apple, and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. At bottom center is a large scene of the Ark. The map is based on Bastian Stoopendaal's map, with the key difference being the location of the distance scale. Published by Hendrik and Jacob Keur and Marcus Doornick. Dutch text on verso.

References: cf. Poortman & Augusteijn #131-GI.

Condition: B

Light, uneven toning with a few short tears in blank margins, just entering map image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/7/2011