Auction 157, Lot 623

"Dese Conterfeytinghe der Stadt Jerusalem...", Bunting, Heinrich

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Reysboek der Heylige Schrift

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.8 x 6.1 inches
24.9 x 15.5 cm

Scarce imaginary woodcut view of the holy city of Jerusalem seen from the east. Only a few place names are shown, including the City of David, the Temple, Mt. Zion and the Kidron River. Bunting first published a similar view of Jerusalem in his Itinerarium Sacra Scripturae, or Travels According to the Scriptures, in 1581. A description of Biblical lands, it was a popular book that was reprinted many times. This reduced-sized version was published in a Dutch edition. Not in Laor.

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Condition: B+

Several small spots, minor toning, and trimmed close to neatline at right.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/4/2016

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