"De Gelegentheyt van t' Paradys ende t' Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders de Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen", Visscher, Claes Janszoon
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1748 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
8.5 x 6.7 inches
21.6 x 17 cm
Charming reduced version of C. J. Visscher's Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden located near the city of Babel. This version was engraved by Abraham van den Broeck, who worked with Visscher. The title cartouche is flanked by scenes of Eve offering Adam the apple and the expulsion from paradise. Van den Broeck has added a scene of Abraham's travels from Ur to Canaan below the title, which does not appear in Visscher's larger edition. In the sea beneath Cyprus is a miniature scene of Jonah and the whale. This is the third state with Visscher's name removed from the cartouche.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #90.