Auction 170, Lot 617

"Plan du Saint Sepulchre de Notre Seigr. Jesus-Christ Situe en la Terre Sainte sur le Mont Calvaire dans la Cite de Jerusalem", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Suite de l'Atlas Curieux...

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 15.7 inches
49 x 39.9 cm

A scarce and very detailed plan of Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem inset with maps of the Holy Land, a plan of Jerusalem and plan of Solomon's Temple. The Stations of the Cross are depicted in the lower and side borders, while at the top are scenes of the crucifixion and resurrection.

References: Laor #1020; Pastoureau, FER IC [221].

Condition: B+

Excellent impression with a small fleur-de-lis watermark. A chip measuring about 1/4" wide and 1.75" tall at bottom right (affecting only the vertical lines in the border) has been professionally repaired with the image seamlessly replaced in facsimile. The margins at left, top and right have been professionally extended to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/14/2018