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Auction 109, Lot 597

"Ierusalem, et suburbia eius, sicut tempore Christi floruit…", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Holy Land - Jerusalem

Period: 1588 (published)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Vol. IV

Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.3 inches
48.3 x 36.3 cm

This impressive plan of the city of Jerusalem at the time of Christ was based on the model of Christian Adrichom (1584). It became the definitive layout of Jerusalem until the archaeological discoveries in the nineteenth century. The detailed plan includes over 250 important biblical sites, including the fourteen Stations of the Cross. Printed on two separate sheets, each measuring approximately 19 x 14.3". This work was only one of three double-sheet plans that appeared in the Civitatis Orbis Terrarum.

References: Laor #1041; Nebenzahl (HL) plt. 33.

Condition: A+

Very lovely period correct color. Expert repair on bottom fold separation.

Estimate: $2,200 - $3,000

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 12/1/2004