Auction 139, Lot 587

"Die Heylige und Weitberuhmpte Statt Jerusalem Erstlich Genant Salem Genesis 14. Vers 18", Anon.

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1693 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 12.3 inches
48.3 x 31.2 cm

German version of this colorful bird's-eye view based on Nicolas Visscher's 1657 map. 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. German text on verso.


Condition: B+

Lightly soiled with paper repairs in right-hand margin, with a minute amount of neatline in facsimile at top right.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/15/2012