Up for bid on eBay is this very unique and interesting illustrated bible printed in London in 1630.
The bible, according to the listing, was printed by Robert Barker and John Bill, Printers to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty; Leather; Illustrated/Map by John Speed; No Pagination, Approx. 1,000 Pages; 6.4"x 8.8"; Black Letter Old English Text
The bible includes a 380-year-old map by John Speed, a historian and cartographer whose maps of English counties are often found framed in homes throughout the U.K.
"A charming, sleek, leather cover design with nice leather binding and gold labelingp; five raised bands; and, a nice stamping decor with 34 wonderful illustrative pages of the Scripture genealogy from Adam/Eve to Jesus; a brilliant two-page map of Canaan by the famed cartographer; two illustrative title pages showing the prominent figures of the Bible; nice woodcut headings/endings, red-page edges; old written genealogy of John Richards/Mary Jones/Mary Thistlewayze, and others. The genealogies recorded in the sacred scriptures according to every family and tribe with the line of Christ observed from Adam to the Blessed Virgin Mary," says the seller.
If this isn't a Christmas gift, I don't know what is.