"Templum Solomonis", Fuller, Thomas
Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land
Period: 1650 (published)
Publication: A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine
Color: Hand Color
13 x 11.4 inches
33 x 29 cm
Deftly engraved sheet of the Temple of Solomon, including a view of the southern facing facade as well as a bird's-eye plan of the interior a portion of the Temple. The sheet is embellished with a large engraving of two cherubs and two coats of arms and dedication cartouches.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) was a respected English clergyman who wrote several books on the history and geography of the Holy Land. His A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine, published in 1650, was a geographical description of the Holy Land with special reference to biblical history. Fuller financed the book by dividing it into sections and finding sponsors for each one. To acknowledge the patrons, all maps contained decorative cartouches with the sponsor's coat of arms and a dedication to him.
References: Nebenzahl (HL) p.128-131; Shirley (BL Atlases) G.FULL-1a.
A crisp impression on paper with a large coat of arms watermark and a few small worm tracks in the top and bottom blank margins that have been professionally infilled.