Auction 134, Lot 605

"De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem, eerst Genaemt Salem", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1650 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.2 x 12 inches
41.1 x 30.5 cm

This detailed bird's-eye plan was one of the most popular plans of Jerusalem during the seventeenth century. While it is an imaginary plan, it provides great detail of the city walls and streets, with a numbered key to important religious sites. Solomon's Temple is at upper center and Herod's Palace is located at the far left. This is the last state with biblical scenes on the hillsides in the foreground. The elder's mark (an old fisherman) can be seen top left of the map key and his imprint with the date is at bottom right. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #87.

Condition: B+

Faintly toned with a repaired fold separation at bottom and some minor soil in the margins. Abrasion just above "Het Dal Gihon".

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/1/2010