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Auction 138, Lot 733

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

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1650 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.3 x 12 inches
41.4 x 30.5 cm

This detailed bird's-eye plan was one of the most popular plans of Jerusalem during the seventeenth century. It shows the city walls and streets, with a numbered key to important religious sites. Biblical scenes are shown on the hillsides in the foreground. The elder's mark (an old fisherman) can be seen at top left of the map key. Dutch text on verso.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #87.

Condition: B

Minor toning with some paper damage in top margin. Folds reinforced with light tissue on verso repairing a minor tear into the title.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/7/2011