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ADRICHOMIUS, Christianus

Ierusalem et Suburbia Eius, Sicut Tempore Christi Floruit, cum Locis, in Quibus Christus Passus Est: quae Religiose a Christianis Obseruata, Etia nu Venerationi Habetur Descripta

Cologne, 1590
520 x 760 mm., two plates joined, with double folds as issued, one with some restoration, otherwise in good condition.
The ‘Theatrum Terrae Sanctae’ was first published posthumously in 1590 and is divided into three main parts: the geography of Palestine; and important description of Jerusalem; and a history of the world up to the death of St. John the Evangelist. Christian van Adrichom (1533-85) is thought to have been engaged for some thirty years in the compilation of the work. He had published this double-page plan of Jerusalem in 1584, accompanied by a pamphlet describing some 270 places and sites in the city. The plan formed the basis of many copies and adaptations by many authors for some two hundred years. It depicts Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Nebenzahl called it ‘the most dramatic and important of the sixteenth century’. He drew on Bernard von Breydenbach’s landmark view of 1486 amongst other sources. It is depicted orientated to the north. Van Adrichom was born of a noble family at Delft in the Netherlands and died in exile at Cologne. Laor 934; Nebenzahl pl. 33.
Stock number: 9650

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