"De Reys-togten van Abraham, Gaande uit Ur der Kaldeen na Kanaan", Goeree, Willelm & Jan
Subject: Middle East
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Black & White
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.
A crisp impression with narrow side margins, but still adequate for framing.