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Auction 195, Lot 665

"Orbis per Creationem Institutus... / Orbis per Diluvium Destitutus...", Hooghe, Romain de

Subject: Middle East & Cyprus

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Black & White

18.7 x 13 inches
47.5 x 33 cm
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The standard group of maps included in Dutch Bibles consists of a world map, a map of Paradise, a map of the Exodus, a map of Israel divided among the Tribes, a map of Canaan, a plan of Jerusalem, and a map of the travels of St. Paul. This is one of the most unusual and decorative maps depicting the region of Paradise. It covers the area from Asia Minor to India and all of the Arabian peninsula within a circle. The Garden of Eden is located at center. At the top is the Tetragrammaton in a triangle. Surrounding the map are four scenes: Adam and Eve in the Garden, Noah's Ark after the Deluge, Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, and the birth of Christ.

References: Laor #341; Poortman & Augusteijn #154.

Condition: B+

A dark impression issued folding with a centerfold split at bottom that enters 0.75" into the map image, a pair of small wormholes adjacent to the lower centerfold, and a bit of light soiling near the map's center. Minor dampstains are confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 11/15/2023