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1582 town-plan of Jerusalem

Place/Date: Colonge / 1582
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Title: Hierosolymia, Clarissima totius Orientis civitas…
Dimensions
35 x 51.9 cm (13.8 x 20.4 in)
Identifier
NL-00389
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Two bird’s-eye-perspectives on one sheet. The left plan shows ancient Jerusalem at the time of Christ.

A contemporary view of Jerusalem appears to the right with an attractive vignette in the lower right corner of Moses receiving the Tablets.

Cartographer(s)

Georg Braun & Franz Hogenberg

Georg Braun (1541 – 10 March 1622) was a topo-geographer. From 1572 to 1617 he edited the Civitates orbis terrarum, which contains 546 prospects, bird’s-eye views and maps of cities from all around the world. He was the principal editor of the work, he acquired the tables, hired the artists, and wrote the texts.

The main engraver for volumes I-IV was Frans Hogenberg (1535–1590), a Flemish and German painter, engraver, and mapmaker.

Condition Description

Excellent impression.

References

Laor, 1039.

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