Auction 158, Lot 372

"Paradise or the Garden of Eden with the Countries Circumjacent Inhabited by the Patriarchs", Moxon, Joseph

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 x 30.5 cm

An attractive and uncommon map of the Middle East, including Cyprus, a portion of the Persian Gulf and the north shore of the Red Sea filled with details of Old Testament locations, including Babel and Nineveh. This is a variant issue, decorated with a compass rose and caliper scale at upper corners, rather than the coat-of-arms and expulsion vignette.

References: Laor #518.

Condition: B+

Minor soiling with a small abrasion to the right of the centerfold. Backed with tissue.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/22/2016

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