Auction 129, Lot 732

"Die Heylige und Weltberuhmpte Statt Jerusalem, erstlich genant Salem Genesis 14 vers. 13", Anon.

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1693 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Couple of minor binding holes in the margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/23/2009

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