Auction 140, Lot 699

"Carte de la Situation du Paradis Terrestre, Et des Pais Habitez par les Patriarches Dressee pour bien entendre l'Histoire Sainte, Par Messire Pierre Daniel Huet", Mortier, Pierre

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1809 (published)

Publication: Nouvel atlas de la Bible…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.4 x 15.5 inches
46.7 x 39.4 cm

This is a very uncommon version of Pierre Mortier's map of the region from the Mediterranean through the Persian Gulf published by Jacques Desray. Detail is omitted in favor of small Biblical depictions engraved within the map, including the Sermon on the Mount, Babylon, the Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark and others. Three tiny ships sail in the Persian Gulf and a pictorial scale of miles surmounted by a lion and a lamb with a serpent in an apple tree adorns the upper-left corner. Title is in both French and Dutch in panel at top.

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Condition: A

Watermarked paper.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/23/2012

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