Auction 140, Lot 698

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

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1714 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 14 inches
46.5 x 35.6 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. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn, #131-GII<sup>2</sup>.

Condition: B+

Wide original margins with light toning along centerfold and faint offsetting. There is marginal soiling, a small chip in upper left corner, and a few short tears in blank margins that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/23/2012