"A New Map Shewing the Travels of the Patriarchs. As Also of the Children of Israel, from Egypt Through the Wilderness; to the Land of Canaan", Wells, Edward
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East
Period: 1726 (circa)
Publication: A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography
Color: Hand Color
19.2 x 14.3 inches
48.8 x 36.3 cm
This unusual map covers from the Land of Canaan through the Land of Cush or Ethiopia Afterward Called Arabia to Mesopotamia, which includes Babylon and the Land of Eden. The route of the Children of Israel through the wilderness is depicted and the Dead Sea is notably tiny. An inset map at bottom shows the entire Mediterranean and extends to India, with the notation: "This Draught shews the severall Countries or People lying most remote from the Holy Land and mentioned in the Old Testament." Engraved by Sutton Nichols.
References: Laor #834; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.WELL-1b.
A nice impression with a hint of toning and a few tiny worm holes only visible when held to light.