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