"Afbeeldinge der Oude Waereld; Benevens Derzelver Verdeling Onder de Nakomelingen Noachs", Bachiene, Willem Albert
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1749 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.4 x 14.7 inches
49.3 x 37.3 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.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #177.
A nice impression issued on paper with a Strasbourg Bend & Lily watermark. There is light toning along the centerfold and a bit of soiling.