"Die Heylige und Weitberuhmte Stadt Jerusalem Erstlich Genant Salem…", Baeck, Elias
Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land
Period: 1715 (published)
Color: Hand Color
18.3 x 14.8 inches
46.5 x 37.6 cm
This uncommon bird's-eye plan of the city of Jerusalem is from a German Bible. It was drawn from Visscher's plan, but it does not contain the biblical scene in the foreground, and the names of surrounding villages are added. 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. A host of angels encircle the title cartouche. German text on verso.
References: Laor #1157.
A tear entering 1" into the cartouche at bottom left has been repaired with archival tape on verso.