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Auction 189, Lot 570

"Andere Abriess der Stadt Jerusalem...", Villalpando, Juan Bautista

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1650 (published)

Publication: Kurtze Beschreibung der Stadt Jerusalem

Color: Black & White

16.3 x 13.8 inches
41.4 x 35.1 cm
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This rare, imaginary bird's-eye view provides great detail of the city walls and streets, with a number of principal sites identified within the image. The city is oriented to the east with Solomon's Temple located at lower center. Villalpando drew the plan according to Ezekiel's prophecy.

References: Laor #1149.

Condition: B

A dark impression on a lightly toned sheet with some small ink markings in the image, as well as archival repairs to a few small holes in the image (with minor loss of image), a 6" tear adjacent to the centerfold, and a 1" tear at top. There is a previous owner's manuscript ink signature at bottom right.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 9/14/2022