Auction 88, Lot 282

"Carte Du Paradis Terrestre Suivant le Systeme de l'Auteur et Execute par P. Starck-man", Calmet, Augustin

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1722 (published)

Publication: Dictionnaire Historique Critique, Chronologique, Geographique de la Bible

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.7 x 9.2 inches
22.1 x 23.4 cm

Fascinating map of the region between the Black and Caspian Seas where "Paradis" or the Garden of Eden was believed to be in the region of present day Armenia. In addition the map depicts the Tigre and Euphrates rivers with major cities including Babylon. Attractive title cartouche and compass rose. Close margin to neatline at one corner, as issued. A very uncommon map of the area.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $110

Closed on 10/2/1999

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