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Auction 123, Lot 691

"Vera Hierosolymae Veteris Imago", Halma, Francois

Subject: Holy Land, Jerusalem

Period: 1709 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 8 inches
33 x 20.3 cm

Delicately engraved imaginary plan of ancient Jerusalem based on Villalpando's foundation map of the city. The plan shows only the major religious sites, such as Solomon's Temple and the Civitas David, Golgotha and Calvary. The view is uncluttered by habitations and beautifully engraved to show the surrounding topography.

References: Laor #1031; Poortman & Augusteijn #168.

Condition: A+

Lovely impression on a sheet with folds as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/20/2008