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Auction 159, Lot 580

"Beschryvinge van den Oorsprong der Volkeren, uit de Drie Sonen van Noah na den Sonduloed, en Voorts vande Reysen der Eerste Vadere in Canaan", Avelen, Jan van den

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1787 (circa)


Color: Black & White

18.3 x 14.2 inches
46.5 x 36.1 cm
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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+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with several edge tears, mostly concentrated at the top of the sheet, that have been repaired on verso with archival materials. There are a few minor spots and faint show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2016