Auction 159, Lot 601

"Vera Hierosolymae Veteris Imago", Halma, Francois

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1709 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.9 x 8.2 inches
32.8 x 20.8 cm

Delicately engraved imaginary plan of ancient Jerusalem based on Villalpando's foundation map of the city. The plan shows only the major religious sites, such as Solomon's Temple and the Civitas David, Golgotha and Calvary. The view is uncluttered by habitations and beautifully engraved to show the surrounding topography.

References: Laor #1031; Poortman & Augusteijn #168.

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding, with light damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/14/2016