Auction 124, Lot 614

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

Subject: Holy Land, Jerusalem

Period: 1657 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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 illustrates 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. The scenes in the foreground include the Crucifixion at left and Salomon's anointment at right. Dutch text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

A good impression with attractive color. The left margin has paper added to facilitate framing and a couple lines of facsimile on the neatline. The right margin is just ample enough for framing (1/4"). Folds reinforced on the verso with tissue.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/7/2008