"De Gelegentheyd van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen…", Jagen, Jan van
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1748 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
17.5 x 11.9 inches
44.5 x 30.2 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 and the Garden of Eden. The map is richly embellished with a banner style title cartouche and four corner vignettes - the creation of Adam and 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. The map was copied from Bastian Stoopendaal's slightly larger map of 1688. Published by Jacob and Hendrik Keur in a Dutch bible. Dutch text on verso.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #139-KIII.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with a hint of toning.