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Auction 147, Lot 549

"De Gelegentheyt van t'Paradys Ende t'Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders de Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen…", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Near & Middle East

Period: 1648 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 12.1 inches
47.8 x 30.7 cm
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Superb Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden located near the city of Babel. The strapwork title cartouche is flanked by scenes of Eve offering Adam the apple and the expulsion from paradise. In the sea beneath Cyprus is a scene of Jonah and the whale. A lovely, decorative map with the scale of miles featuring a figure of an old fisherman (the mark of Visscher). Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #84.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with good margins, light soiling, and two small worm holes in unengraved areas of image, one of which has been professionally infilled.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/20/2013