"Die Heylige und Weltberuhmpte Statt Jerusalem, erstlich genant Salem Genesis 14 vers. 13", Anon.
Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land
Period: 1693 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 12 inches
47 x 30.5 cm
German version of this colorful bird's-eye view based on Nicolas Visscher's 1657 map. The plan depicts the ancient walled city with a key locating all the major sites enclosed in a banner. In Visscher's map an eagle holds the key banner aloft; this engraver has replaced the eagle with a hooded falcon. The foreground is filled with Biblical scenes including the Crucifixion and Solomon's anointment. German text on verso.
Couple of minor binding holes in the margins, well away from the map.