Auction 139, Lot 571

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

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1719 (circa)


Color: Black & White

18 x 12.3 inches
45.7 x 31.2 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. Published by Pieter and Jacob Keur. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #138-KII<sup>2</sup>.

Condition: B+

A small rust spot near center and some minute worm holes in vignette of the Ark, only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012