Detailed map of the the Holy Land and the Middle East, centered on the Garden of Eden and including a large Cyprus.
Includes the travels of several of the Patriarchs and fascinating graphic depictions of Babylon and several other cities. Larger cities named include:
- Antiocha (Syria)
- Charax Pasinis
- Le Catif N. (across from the Island of Baharn N. and Tilus v.)
The map appeared in Histoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament, first published by Covens & Mortier in 1725.
Pierre, or Pieter, Mortier (1661-1711) was a Dutch engraver, son of a French refugee. He was born in Leiden. In 1690 he was granted a privilege to publish French maps in Dutch lands. In 1693 he released the first and accompanying volume of the Neptune Francois. The third followed in 1700. His son, Cornelis (1699-1783), would partner with Johannes Covens I, creating one of the most important map publishing companies of the eighteenth century.