Auction 173, Lot 381

"De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem, eerst Genaemt Salem", Visscher, Claes Janszoon

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1650 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.3 x 12 inches
41.4 x 30.5 cm

This detailed bird's-eye plan was one of the most popular plans of Jerusalem during the seventeenth century. While it is imaginary, it provides great detail of the city walls and streets, with 36 principal sites numbered and keyed to a table in a cartouche at bottom left. Solomon's Temple is at upper center and Herod's Palace is located at the far left. Biblical scenes are shown on the hillsides in the foreground. The elder's mark (an old fisherman) can be seen at top left of the map key. Dutch text on verso. This is the second state.

References: Poortman & Augusteijn #87.

Condition: A

Light printer's ink residue with professional repairs in the bottom blank margin to a centerfold separations and two short worm tracks.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/5/2019