"Ierusalem", Stoopendaal, Bastiaan
Subject: Holy Land, Jerusalem
Period: 1682 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.1 x 14 inches
46 x 35.6 cm
Beautiful and fully engraved bird's-eye plan of the holy city flanked by engravings of religious icons, Solomon and a high priest. Reportedly after Vallapando's imaginary city plan, the map was published in a Dutch Bible. At the top is a large and ornate elevation of the Temple of Solomon. The map is copied from Nicolas Berchem' 1663 map of Jerusalem. This is the first state without the engraver or publisher's imprint. Dutch text on verso.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #133; cf Laor #1150 (later state).
The lower margin has been skillfully replaced via the leaf-casting method, with the neatline reinstated in expert facsimile. The centerfold is reinforced with paper on the verso.