Auction 129, Lot 735

"Ierusalem", Senex, John

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Sacred Geography…

Color: Hand Color

16.3 x 14 inches
41.4 x 35.6 cm

This rare map of Jerusalem was published in Senex's Sacred Geography Contained in Six Maps published in collaboration with William Taylor. The folio map is an English edition of Villalpando's plan of Jerusalem with eleven surrounding vignettes depicting Old Testament scenes. Uncommonly, the map is entirely in English, including the key to the city, with 57 places named and located. The vignettes include King Salomon, Sacred Vessels for the Sacrifice, The Golden Candlestick, The Golden Alter of Incense, and several more. Above the plan is a large elevation of the Temple of Salomon depicted in Renaissance style. At upper right above the neatline is "Nehemia Chap. III", the legend referenced in Laor (#1158), but this example is "Sold by John Senex at the Globe in Salsbury Court near Fleetstreet: And Will. Taylor at the Ship in Paternoster Row."

References: Laor #1158.

Condition: A

The map image is fine with no flaws. The fine impression is enhanced with full hand coloring. The huge margins are mostly flawless with just a few spots and a little discoloration along centerfold, otherwise a fine, remarkable example of a rare sheet.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/23/2009