Auction 114, Lot 572

"Platte Gront van Salomon's Tempel ten tyden des Zalighmakers volgens Thomas Fuller", Halma, Francois

Subject: Holy Land, Jerusalem

Period: 1710 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 11.3 inches
35.1 x 28.7 cm

King Solomon built many public edifices, the most celebrated of which was the House of the Lord, the First Temple, whose construction is described in great detail in the Bible. It was destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. Its layout has been the subject of speculation for over 400 years. This is Thomas Fuller' representation of the temple layout portraying it as an ecclesiastical shrine with medieval and Renaissance elements. Fuller was an English theologian who wrote an entire geography of Palestine in 1650, without ever visiting the country.


Condition: A

Issued folded, now pressed. Light soil at fold intersection.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/1/2006