"De Gelegentheyt van t'Paradys Ende t'Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders de Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen…", Visscher, Claes Janszoon
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1650 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
18.9 x 12.2 inches
48 x 31 cm
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.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with very light show-through of text on verso and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that just touches the neatline at bottom. There are additional professional repairs to numerous tiny tears and chips in right and left blank margins.