Auction 114, Lot 573

"De Stadt Jerusalem als zy hedendaeghs bevonden wordt", Halma, Francois

Subject: Holy Land - Jerusalem

Period: 1717 (circa)

Publication: Kanaan

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 8.5 inches
33 x 21.6 cm

This traditional bird's-eye view of Jerusalem from the east is based on an on-site drawing by Bernardino Amico in the late sixteenth century. It presents an accurate picture of the city as it appeared after the walls were rebuilt by Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566), the same walls that surround the Old City today. A numbered legend at the bottom identifies 45 holy sites and historical landmarks.

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Condition: A

Fine impression with pleasant light toning.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/1/2006

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