Auction 165, Lot 618

"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>.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 11/15/2017