"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan. Mitsgaders d' Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen...", Danckerts/Wetstein
Subject: Middle East & Cyprus
Period: 1718 (published)
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 13.6 inches
50.3 x 34.5 cm
Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden, which is located near the Tower of Babel. The map includes tiny engravings of Eve offering Adam the apple and their subsequent expulsion from the garden. Abraham's journey from Ur is noted, as are the wanderings of the Children of Israel, and a vignette of Jonah and the whale. Engraved by Albert Schut. This is the first state with Danckerts' imprint at bottom right.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #160.
A dark impression, issued folding on paper with a large fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark. There is minor creasing at bottom right, a couple of tiny worm holes, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that just enters map border at bottom.