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Auction 125, Lot 734

"Ierusalem", Stoopendaal, Bastiaan

Subject: Holy Land, Jerusalem

Period: 1653 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 12 inches
45.2 x 30.5 cm

Beautiful and fully engraved bird's-eye plan of the holy city flanked by engravings of religious icons, Solomon and a high priest. This map is designed after Villapando's imaginary city plan, and it was published within a Dutch Bible. At the top is a large and ornate elevation of the Temple of Solomon. The map is a reduced version of Bastiaan Stoopendaal's earlier map of Jerusalem with the bottom vignettes removed. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #143 (KII2); cf Laor #1150.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened with some small fold separations reinforced on the verso with tissue, one entering the map at bottom about a half an inch. There are a few small spots on the map.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/24/2008