Auction 159, Lot 604

Rare View of Solomon's Temple Based on the Work of Leon Templo

"Abbildung des Herrlichen Tempels Salomonis du Ierusalem...",

Subject: Solomon's Temple, Holy Land

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 6 inches
30 x 15.2 cm

An imaginary bird's-eye view of Solomon's Temple with a lettered key identifying numerous locations. The view is based on the work of Rabbi Jacob Judah Leon (1602-1675), known as Leon Templo, who built a model of Solomon's Temple based on descriptions in the Hebrew bible. He also published a description of the temple in Spanish, Retrato del Templo de Selomo, published in 1642.


Condition: A

Excellent impression and color.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/14/2016