"De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen uyt de H. Schrifture en Verscheyden Auctoren by een Gestelt", Stoopendaal, Daniel
Subject: Middle East & Cyprus
Period: 1729 (circa)
Color: Black & White
17.8 x 12.2 inches
45.2 x 31 cm
This Dutch Bible map covers the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, depicting numerous Biblical sites, including the wanderings of the Children of Israel, Jonas & the whale, and the Garden of Eden. The map is richly embellished with a banner style title cartouche and four corner vignettes - Paradise, the creation of Adam & Eve, Eve offering Adam the apple, and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden. At bottom center is a large scene of the Ark. Dutch text on verso. Published by Pieter and Jacob Keur.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #131 GIII-3.
A nice impression on a bright sheet, issued folding and now pressed and fully backed in thin, archival tissue to repair some tiny tears and worm tracks along the edges of the sheet. There is a printer's crease to the right of the central fold.