Auction 146, Lot 630

"Afbeelding van Alle de Landen Gelegen Tusschen de Middelandische, Zwarte, Caspische, Persische en Rode Zeen…", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1748 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
50.8 x 39.4 cm

This uncommon map covers the region from the Caucasus to the deserts of Arabia. The Garden of Eden is placed in Armenia and other places from Genesis are located, otherwise the map is sparsely detailed. The large title cartouche illustrates the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden.

References: Laor #66; Poortman & Augusteijn #176.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with a couple of insignificant spots and light toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/4/2013

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