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Unique Map Dividing World Between Noah's Descendents - 1797

Paris: Delamarque, C.F. 1797.

(Carte de la Geographie Sacree pour l`Ancien Testament quo contient: 1nt Les Noms des Descendants de Noe de puis leur Sortie de l`Arche en 1657, jusqu`a leur Division de tems de Phaleg: 2nt les Peuples qui en tirent leurs Noms: 3nt. Les Noms qui ont ete donnes aux Principales Regions de l`Asie, de l`Afrique et de l`Europe 4nt. ceux des Villes qu`ils y ont fait bastir.) Plate 32 of Robert De Vaugondy’s Atlas D’Étude Pour L’Instruction de la Jeunesse, or Educational Atlas for the Instruction of the Young. After publishing their famous Atlas Universel in 1757, Giles Robert de Vaugondy and his son Didier Robert de Vaugondy became some of the most famous mapmakers in France. They published several study Atlases, the 1797 being the earliest. This map is credited to C.F. Delemarche, Veaugondy’s successor, but based on an earlier map by Moullart-Sanson. The map shows the eastern Mediterranean Sea, southern European, Asia Minor, Northeast Africa, the Levant and the Middle East. It depicts the division of these lands by the descendants of Noah following the Biblical Flood. To the left side of the map there is a table showing the breakdown of the lands between Noah’s sons, Japhet (or Japheth), Cham (or Ham), and Sem (or Shem), followed by subsequent generations. A fascinating visual depiction of the events of the Old Testament. Double folio, 28 ¼” x 16 ¼” at neatlines, 30 ½” x 22” at margins. Map has scattered light soiling including symmetrical stains on the bottom corners not affecting plate, and a light vertical crease left of the center seam. Otherwise in very good condition.

ISBN: none

[Item #MAP00219]

Price: $320.00
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