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.
Excellent impression and color.