Auction 116, Lot 732

"De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem, Eerst Genaemt Salem", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Holy Land, Jerusalem

Period: 1650 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 12 inches
41.9 x 30.5 cm

This detailed bird's-eye plan was one of the most popular plans of Jerusalem during the seventeenth centuries. It shows the city walls and streets, with a numbered key to important religious sites. Biblical scenes are shown on the hillsides in the foreground. The elder's mark (an old fisherman) can be seen top left of the map key. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #87.

Condition: B

Minor toning. Folds reinforced with light tissue on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/20/2006

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