Auction 137, Lot 700

"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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2011