Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1610 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.5 x 5.8 inches
19.1 x 14.7 cm
This handsome small map shows the Holy Land between the Mediterranean and Chaldaea in present-day Iraq, extending to the mouth of the Tigris in the Persian Gulf. The map depicts the site of Paradise, between the four rivers near Babylon, with a miniature image of Adam and Eve by the apple tree. At bottom is a large vignette of Adam and Eve below the apple tree in Paradise, surrounded by a strapwork border. Latin text on verso.
References: Laor #492; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #0820H:351.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet and a small damp stain in the right blank margin.