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Auction 156, Lot 602

"Beschryvinge van den Oorsprong der Volkeren, uit de Drie Sonen van Noah na den Sonduloed, en voorts vande Reysen der eerste Vaderen in Canaan", Hooghe, Romain de

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1687 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 14.1 inches
46.5 x 35.8 cm

This is an uncommon Dutch Bible map covering the region from the Mediterranean through to the Persian Gulf. The map depicts the Garden of Eden, Abraham's route from Ur, and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. Other major places graphically illustrated in the map include Nineveh, Babylon, and the mountain where the Ark came to rest. Two angels hold aloft the title banner and pictorial scenes in the top corners represent Europa and Asia. Across the bottom of the map are several Biblical scenes illustrating the story of Noah and the Ark. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #149.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed, with minor soiling. There are professional repairs to several tiny fold separations, a hole at a fold intersection and at the southern tip of Cyprus, and a few small chips and tears along the top edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/17/2016