"De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem, Eerst Genaemt Salem", Offermans, Josua
Subject: Holy Land, Jerusalem
Period: 1648 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16.5 x 12 inches
41.9 x 30.5 cm
This uncommon map was published by Pieter Rammazeyn and Esdras Snellaert in a Dutch Bible. The map is based on the second state of Claes Janszoon Visscher's map of 1643 and shows a detailed, though imaginary, bird's-eye plan of Jerusalem. 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. A key at bottom locates 40 important sites. Dutch text on verso.
References: Poortman & Augusteijn #115.
Lightly soiled with some expert paper restoration in the blank margins and a repaired centerfold.