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Samuel Purchas: Paradisus

Map: MEAST4307
 
Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: Paradisus
Date: 1625
Published: London
Width: 8 inches / 21 cm
Height: 6 inches / 16 cm
Map ref: MEAST4307
Description:
Curious map of the Holy Land and Mesopotamia purporting to show the location of the Garden of Eden, or Paradise. Features a large vignette of Adam and Eve with the Tree of Knowledge. 17th-century scholars believed that Paradise was located along the banks of the Tigris River in central Iraq. The travelogue on the verso of the page describes a voyage through the region, including a trip to the Island of Eden which is located 12 miles upriver from ancient Nineveh. Coloured. [MEAST4307]