Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Engraved Map of Jerusalem – "Hierosolyma Urbs Sancta Iudeae" – 17th Century

Opening: $300
Sold for: $375
Including buyer's premium
Hierosolyma Urbs sancta Iudeae, totiusque orientis longe' clarissima, qua amplitudine, ac magnificentia hoc nostro auo conspicua est [Holy City of Jerusalem, by far the most famous city of Judah and the entire Orient…], an engraving from one of the editions of "Histoire des chevaliers de l'Ordre de S. Jean de Jérusalem…" by Pierre de Boissat. [17th century]. French and some Latin.
A bird's eye view of Jerusalem seen from the east. At the top: a verse from Ezekiel (5:5): "This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the midst of the nations, and countries are around her" (Latin). A detailed key with 48 names of sites in Jerusalem is printed under the map.
Leaf: 33X23 cm. Matted. Good condition. Minor creases. Minor stains to verso. Tears and minor worming to margins of leaf (not affecting the map).
See Laor 1040.
Jerusalem and the Temple – Maps and Prints