1588 Braun & Hogenberg - Ierusalem, et suburbia eius, sicut tempore Christi floruit...[old color]
Magnificent 1588 plan of Jerusalem with Stations of the Cross in original hand color
Ierusalem, et suburbia eius, sicut tempore Christi floruit...
Georg Braun & Franz Hogenberg
72 x 49 cm (28.5 x 19 in)
Original hand color
A beautiful example, with rich original color, of one of the most minutely detailed, graphic reconstructions of early Jerusalem.
The city is here depicted as it was during the reign of Caesar Augustus. Over 250 sites are shown and identified on the plan. This work was an expansion of Adrichom’s plan of the city of 1584, which was the first to record the ancient city in detail. This is also one of the important early maps of Jerusalem for understanding Biblical geography.
It is believed, according to Nebenzahl, that Christ’s route to the cross as illustrated on the plan helped to define the Stations of the Cross. The present work was only one of three double-sheet plans that appeared in the Civitatis Orbis Terrarum, the first atlas of city views and “the most impressive and elaborate collection of city views ever produced” (Nebenzahl).
Two sheets joined. Superb original color; wear at junctures of folds with some loss; very good. Remants of hanging tape on verso.
Nebenzahl, K. Maps of the Holy Land, pl. 33; Laor, E. Maps of the Holy Land, no. 1041.