Auction 119, Lot 753

"Die Heylige Statt Jerusalem…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Holy Land, Jerusalem

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Black & White

14.8 x 6 inches
37.6 x 15.2 cm

Bold woodcut view of Jerusalem as it appeared in the 16th century when it was under Turkish rule. The well-detailed view shows the city from outside the walls with numerous buildings and temples named. Printed on a sheet of German text (16 x 11.5") with related text below and on verso.

References: Laor #1087.

Condition: A

Map has some repairs on the verso of the centerfold, and a couple of spots of foxing in text. The margins have been slightly trimmed, but are still ample.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/9/2007