"Ierusalem", Jagen, Jan van
Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land
Period: 1748 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18 x 11.8 inches
45.7 x 30 cm
Great bird's-eye plan of ancient Jerusalem after Juan Bautista Villalpando's plan. Engravings of temple vessels, religious icons, Solomon and a high priest flank the plan. At the top is a large elevation of the Temple of Solomon. This map was originated by Bastiaan Stoopendaal in 1688. The plate was revised by Daniel Stoopendaal and then re-engraved by Jan van Jagen in circa 1748. This appears to be an intermediate state as compared to those listed by Poortman & Augusteijn. There is no engraver's signature and the name Nehemiae still appears in its Latin form (as opposed to Nehemia in the van Jagen plate).
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #143.
A small spot and toning on upper edge. Short fold separation repaired with archival tape.