Auction 146, Lot 626

"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen...", Stoopendaal, Bastiaan

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1682 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/4/2013

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