"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders D'eerst…", Stoopendaal, Bastiaan
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1686 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.4 x 14 inches
46.7 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 GI.
Light soiling with professional repairs to several short fold separations, a chip in top blank margin, and a separation along the plate mark in bottom blank margin. There are a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light.