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Auction 125, Lot 733

"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.

Condition: B+

Lightly soiled with some expert paper restoration in the blank margins and a repaired centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/24/2008