Paradise and the Garden of Eden
Rare map of the Holy Land and contiguous parts of the Middle East and Cyprus.
The map shows Eden just below the confluence of the Euphrates River and the Tigris River, with references to Exodus and the Book of Numbers.
The map extends to Noah's Arc on Mount Ararat and the Persian Gulf in the east, centered on Babel, Niniveh and Ur, with numerous vignettes from the Old Testament throughout the map.
The map is apparently rare on the market. We note a single example in AMPR (Kit Kapp, 1987).
Provenance: Leonard and Juliet Rothman Collection, purchased from Libreria Perini in 2004.