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The Mapping of North America

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PORCAETUS, Christoff

Abbildung der Stadt Jerusalem wie die selbe Zu den Zeilen Unsers Erlosers aus gesehen und Zwar an der Seite alwo der Oelberg gelege aus des Villalpandi und anderer Beschreibung zusamen gesuchet

Cornelius Johann von Stern, Luneburg, 1711
380 x 1070 mm., two sheets joined
This very rare panorama of Jerusalem has been identified as having been engraved for a German folio edition of the Bible as written by Martin Luther with explanation written by Lucas Osiander. Published in Luneburg in 1711 it also included a map of Palestine. About the engraver Christoff Porcaetus virtually nothing could be found. An example of the bible has been located in the Deutsche National Bibliothek. There is a reference in the title to Juan Batista Villalpando (1552-1608), a Spanish Jesuit father, scholar, mathematician and architect. He was an architect on the El Escurial Palace outside Madrid. His most controversial work was that he did on Solomon’s Temple. This rare birds-eye view of Jerusalem bears an inset plan of ‘Hierusalem Veteris Imago Vera’, upper left, and an inset key with 50 places, upper right. The ravine and river run across the foreground of the print. http://d-nb.info/1066937206.
Stock number: 9649

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