Auction 145, Lot 652

"[Untitled - Middle East]", Hole, William

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: Raleigh's The History of the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.7 x 11.8 inches
34.8 x 30 cm

This uncommon map of the Middle East extends from Cyprus to the Persian Gulf. Abraham's travels from Ur or Urchoa, through Charran, to Canaan are depicted with miniature figures along the route. Paradise is depicted just north of Babylon, represented by Adam and Eve by the tree.

References: Laor #334.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with wide margins. The impression is uneven in bottom corners, with some printer's ink residue. There are minor damp stains in blank margins, not affecting map.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2013

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