Auction 89, Lot 27

"Untitled",

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1736 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 13.7 inches
45.7 x 34.8 cm

Extremely uncommon and incredible copper engraving from a Dutch Bible. A hemisphere depicting the Old World is suspended above a scene of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, which is filled with scores of different animals, and a volcano in the background. Below are several Biblical scenes from both the Old and New Testaments. Dutch text on verso including an engraved scene. Professionally re-enforced folds, now pressed and ready for framing.

References:

Condition: A

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/8/1999

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