"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen...", Stoopendaal, Bastiaan
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1682 (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 GI.
Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with very minor soiling and a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light. There is a 1.5" tear below the Ark and a centerfold separation that enters 1" into map at bottom that have both been professionally repaired.