Auction 92, Lot 312

"Tabula Geographica, in Qua Paradisus, Nec Con Regiones, Urbes, oppida, et loca deseribuntur quorum", Plancius/Hartgers

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1653 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 11.3 inches
33 x 28.7 cm

A supremely graphic map from a Dutch Bible featuring a large engraving of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, surrounded by all kinds of animals and birds. The scene is juxtaposed beside the map locating "Paradisus" just south of Babylon. The sheet is then further embellished with five vignettes from Genesis. A very unusual and appealing map.

References:

Condition: A

Chip in bottom margin, well away from image, else fine.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $900

Closed on 9/13/2000

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