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Auction 146, Lot 669

"[Lot of 3] [on 2 Sheets] Ierusalem Described as it Stood in Greatest Beauty: the Chiefe Places and Actions Observed from the First Erection to the Last Ruins [and] The City of Jerusalem", Laurie, Richard Holmes

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1830 (circa)


Color: Black & White

15.7 x 21 inches
39.9 x 53.3 cm
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A detailed bird's-eye view of ancient Jerusalem showing numerous buildings, roads, figures, and major biblical events, each labeled with a corresponding passage from the Bible. The tracks of Jesus around Jerusalem are delineated and accompanied by notations such as "Christ condemned as an enemy to Caesar, is delievered to the souldiers, and led this way to be crucified." The third sheet contains a partial banner title that reads "The City of Jerusalem. Published by Rob: Greene" and was engraved by Francis Lamb in 1682. This example is a 19th century reissue of Greene's map of Canaan from 1682.


Condition: B

The left-hand sheet was completely separated along centerfold, and the right-hand sheet has several centerfold separations, all of which have been repaired on verso with archival tape. There are some small chips and tears along edges, not affecting image.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/4/2013