"De Stadt Jerusalem als zy hedendaeghs bevonden wordt", Halma, Francois
Subject: Holy Land - Jerusalem
Period: 1717 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Fine impression with pleasant light toning.