Auction 108, Lot 540

"Hierosolyma, Clarissima Totius Orientis Civitas Iudaee Metropolis…", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Holy Land - Jerusalem

Period: 1575 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 13.2 inches
48.3 x 33.5 cm

Superb engraving with two birds-eye views of the city, one as it was during the time of Christ and the other contemporaneous to the 16th Century. Each with tables locating important buildings and places. At lower right is a vignette of Moses receiving the Commandments and Aaron, whose garments and accouterments are listed in the table to the right. Latin text on verso.

References: Laor #1039.

Condition: A

Fine impression and attractive color. Side margins trimmed nearly to neatline and professionally extended to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/29/2004

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