Auction 95, Lot 289

"Tabula Geographica, in Qua Paradisus, nec Non Regiones, Urbes oppida, et loca describuntur; quorum in Genesi mentio fit: Auct. D.R.M. Mathes…", Plancius/Cloppenburg

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1643 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 11.3 inches
48.8 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 fifteen oval vignettes from Genesis. A very unusual and appealing map.

References:

Condition: A

Margins extended on both sides replacing from 1/8" to 1" of the engraving with excellent facsimile. This work is so skillfully done that it is only noticeable under magnification.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 6/13/2001

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