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Auction 159, Lot 578

"Descriptio Paradisi, et Terrae Canaan, Regionumque a Patriarchis Primum Habitatarum", Halma, Francois

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1709 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.1 x 8.3 inches
33.3 x 21.1 cm
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Nice map that displays the Middle East from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. The Garden of Eden is located in present-day Iraq, near the city of Babylon and Mons Ararat in the upper right corner is noted as the site of Noah's Ark. Abraham's journey from Ur is traced and numerous other biblical places are noted. The title cartouche features the serpent in the apple tree.

References: Laor #320; Poortman & Augusteijn #166.

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding, with light damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/14/2016