"De Gelegentheyt van t' Paradys en t' Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen...", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1729 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.1 x 13.8 inches
46 x 35.1 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 GIII<sup>3</sup>.
A nice impression and color on a bright, clean sheet with wide margins and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1/2" into map at bottom.