Auction 96, Lot 395

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

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1700 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 12.6 inches
47 x 32 cm

This is a very unusual map depicting the region from Asia Minor to India and including all of the Arabian Peninsula within a circle. The Garden of Eden is prominently displayed at the 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.

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Condition: A+

Superb impression. Expert repair on fold separation in margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/12/2001

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