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VISSCHER, Claes Jansz.

De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem Eerst Genaemt Salem Genesis 14, Vers 18

Amsterdam, 1657
320 x 480 mm., in full recent wash colour, with old folds as issued, some at extremities with strengthening on the verso, otherwise in good condition.
A detailed imaginary bird’s-eye view of Jerusalem which was utilised by several cartographers in the seventeenth century. This example was engraved by Claes Janszoon Visscher whose imprint appears lower right near the margin, it first appeared in 1657. This is an example of the first state before the addition of a privilege. It illustrates in detail the city walls and streets, with keys to 36 principal sites appearing in a table in a scroll to the left. This is decoratively held aloft by an eagle. Solomon’s Temple dominates the image near the centre and Herod’s Palace is located to the left. The foreground includes depiction’s of the Crucifixion at left and Salomon’s anointment at right. With Dutch text on the verso. Laor 1155; Poortman & Augusteijn 121.
Stock number: 9644

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