"Afbeeldinge der Oude Waereld; Benevens Derzelver Verdeling Onder de Nakomelingen Noachs", Bachiene, Willem Albert
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1749 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 14.9 inches
51.6 x 37.8 cm
An interesting and uncommon map of the 'Old World' showing the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa divided among Noah's sons. The continental outlines are shown according to 18th century knowledge with interiors reflecting Ptolemaic models. The map includes a key in a drape-style cartouche and the title cartouche incorporates a large landscape showing the migrations setting out from the Tower of Babel and a large tree representing Noah's descendants. Engraved by Jan van Jagen and published in a Statenbijbel by Nicolaas Goetzee.
This unique example has been dissected and mounted on linen.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #177.
A nice impression with light soiling. The edges on a few of the sections have detached a bit from the linen, but overall the sections are still solidly mounted.