Auction 88, Lot 280

"Carte dela Situation du Paradis Terrestre…",

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1700 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 12.5 inches
47 x 31.8 cm

Interesting map of the region from the Mediterranean through the Persian Gulf. Detail is omitted in favor of Biblical depictions including the Sermon on the Mount, Babylon, the Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark and others. Pictorial scale of miles with animals and a serpent in an apple tree. Three tiny ships sail in the Persian gulf with a compass rose. Few tiny worm holes in bottom border, else fine.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 10/2/1999

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