"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>.
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.