Auction 126, Lot 689

"Vera Hierosolymae Veteris Imago", Halma, Francois

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1709 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13 x 8.2 inches
33 x 20.8 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: B+

Issued folding, now flattened. There is a worm hole at lower left, else fine.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 12/3/2008