Auction 98, Lot 355

"Carte de la Situation du Paradis Terrestre, Et des Pais Habitez par les Patriarches Dressee pour bien entendre l'Histoire Sainte, Par Messire Pierre Daniel Huet", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 15.5 inches
47 x 39.4 cm

Interesting map of the region from the Mediterranean through the Persian Gulf. Detail is omitted in favor of Biblical depictions including the Sermon on the Mount, Babylon, the Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark, Abraham's journey from Ur, and others. Pictorial scale of miles with a lion, lamb, and a serpent in an apple tree. Three tiny ships sail in the Persian gulf with a compass rose. Title in both French and Dutch in panel at top.

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Condition: A

A little light discoloration along centerfold, still very good.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2002

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