Auction 158, Lot 373

"De Reys-togten van Abraham, Gaande uit Ur der Kaldeen na Kanaan", Goeree, Willelm & Jan

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.7 x 11.6 inches
37.3 x 29.5 cm

This stunning map of the Middle East depicts Patriarch Abraham's travels from Ur to Canaan. The map is surrounded by an elaborately engraved frame containing twenty-one scenes illustrating the life of Abraham, spanning his departure from Ur to his death. Each scene includes a citation from the corresponding chapter in the book of Genesis. The map is based on a similar one by Abraham Ortelius, published between 1590-1624.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression with narrow side margins, but still adequate for framing.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/22/2016

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