Auction 139, Lot 567

"De Gelegentheyt van t'Paradys ende t'Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders de Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen…", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1648 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 12.3 inches
48.3 x 31.2 cm

Superb Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden located near the city of Babel. The strapwork title cartouche is flanked by scenes of Eve offering Adam the apple and the expulsion from paradise. In the sea beneath Cyprus is a scene of Jonah and the whale. A lovely, decorative map with the scale of miles featuring a figure of an old fisherman (the mark of Visscher). Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #84.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with a professionally repaired fold separation that enters 1.5" into map image at bottom left, and two minute worm holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/15/2012