Auction 122, Lot 713

"De Heylige En Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem Eerst Genaemt Salem…", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Holy Land, Jerusalem

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19 x 12.5 inches
48.3 x 31.8 cm

This detailed bird's-eye plan was one of the most popular plans of Jerusalem during the seventeenth century. While it is an imaginary plan, it provides great detail of the city walls and streets, with 36 principal sites numbered and keyed to a table in a scroll at left, which is held aloft by an eagle. Solomon's Temple is at upper center and Herod's Palace is located at the far left. Dutch text on verso.

References: Laor #1155; Poortman & Augusteijn #121.

Condition: B+

A very nice impression. A short centerfold split and an edge tear have been repaired with archival tape on verso. Paper has been neatly added to right and left margins to facilitate framing. A couple short marginal tears and creases, and scattered foxing, mostly confined to margins.

Estimate: $230 - $325

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/5/2007