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Auction 92, Lot 313

"Orbis Per Creationem Institutus... / Orbis Per Diluvium Destitutus…", Hooghe, Romain de

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1700 (published)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 12.8 inches
48.3 x 32.5 cm

This is a very unusual and uncommon map depicting the region from Asia Minor to India and including all of the Arabian peninsula within a circle, and with the Garden of Eden at center. Surrounding the map are four scenes: Adam and Eve in the Garden, Noah's Ark, Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, and the birth of Christ. It is a very decorative and interesting map.


Condition: A

This example has been skillfully assembled from two separate copies of the map; the map being joined with the surrounding scenes. This restoration is VERY well done and is only recognizable when examined from the back.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/13/2000