Thursday, March 26, 2009
THE GREAT FLOOD - SONS OF NOAH
Maker unknown; from a Dutch Bible [seventeenth century]
Smith Collection, University of Southern Maine
This Bible map encompasses a large region of the Near East, from Cilicia and Egypt in the east to Assyria and Nod in the West. It is designed to illustrate the account of the Great Flood in the third chapter of Genesis and the subsequent repopulation of the world by the three sons of Noah. The anti-Papal iconography at the top marks this as being from a Protestant Bible.