Description: Antique map titled 'Carte de la Situation du Paradis Terrestre (..)'. Detailed map of the Holy Land and the Middle East, centered on the Garden of Eden and including a large Cyprus. Includes the cities Ninive, Babel, Calatua, Teredon, Sichem, Jerusalem, Antiocha (Syria), Charax Pasinis, Pasinivallum, Anuchtha, Pelodes, Suse, Nagira and others. This map originates from 'Historie des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments' by P. Mortier.
Artists and Engravers: 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.
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