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Auction 195, Lot 671

"Carte de la Situation du Paradis Terrestre, et des Pais Habitez par les Patriarches... / Kaart van de Stant van het Aardsch Paradys, en het Land door de Aartsvaderen...", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Middle East & Cyprus

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 15.8 inches
47.2 x 40.1 cm
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This is an uncommon version of Pierre Mortier's map of the region from the Mediterranean through the Persian Gulf. Detail is omitted in favor of small Biblical depictions engraved within the map, including the Sermon on the Mount, Babylon, the Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark and others. Three tiny ships sail in the Persian Gulf. The pictorial scale of miles is surmounted by a lion and a lamb with a serpent in an apple tree to the left. Title is in both French and Dutch in panel at top.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with minor toning along centerfold and edges of sheet.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 11/15/2023