"De Gelegentheyt van t'Paradys ende t'Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders de Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen, uyt de H. Schrifture...", Visscher, Claes Janszoon
Subject: Middle East & Cyprus
Period: 1650 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 12.1 inches
48.5 x 30.7 cm
Superb Dutch Bible map covering the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, featuring the Garden of Eden located near the city of Babel. The strapwork title cartouche is flanked by scenes of Eve offering Adam the apple and the expulsion from paradise. In the sea beneath Cyprus is a scene of Jonah and the whale. A lovely, decorative map with the scale of miles featuring a figure of an old fisherman (the mark of Visscher). Dutch text on verso.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #84.
A nice impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a fleur-de-lis watermark. There are a few tiny tears along the edges of the sheet.