"De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem, eerst Genaemt Salem", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land
Period: 1657 (circa)
Color: Black & White
18.8 x 12.5 inches
47.8 x 31.8 cm
This detailed bird's-eye view was one of the most popular plans of Jerusalem during the seventeenth century. While it is imaginary, it provides great detail of the city walls and streets, with 36 principal sites numbered and keyed to a table in a scroll at left, which is held aloft by an eagle. Solomon's Temple is at upper center and Herod's Palace is located at the far left. The scenes in the foreground include the Crucifixion at left and Salomon's anointment at right.
References: Laor #1155; Poortman & Augusteijn #121.
Fine impression with several fold separations and minor tears in margins and one entering title banner closed on verso with Japanese tissue. Narrow top margin, as issued.