"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eeerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen, uyt de H. Schrifture...", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Subject: Middle East & Cyprus
Period: 1704 (circa)
Color: Black & White
17.8 x 12.1 inches
45.2 x 30.7 cm
This Dutch Bible map covers the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, depicting numerous Biblical sites, including the wanderings of the Children of Israel, Jonas & the whale, and the Garden of Eden. The map is richly embellished with a banner style title cartouche and four corner vignettes - the creation of Adam & Eve, Paradise, Eve offering Adam the apple, and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. At bottom center is a large scene of the Ark. Dutch text on verso.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #138 KII<sup>1</sup>.
A fine impression with several fold separations and tiny tears adjacent to the centerfold that have been repaired on verso with archival materials. There is light soiling along the centerfold and a narrow, but adequate, bottom margin.