Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

"Hierosolyma, Clarissima Totius Orientis Civitas" – Two Maps of Jerusalem on the Same Sheet – Köln, 1572 – Hand-Colored Engraving

Opening: $300
Sold for: $1,000
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Hierosolyma, Clarissima Totius Orientis Civitas. Hand-colored engraving from "Civitates Orbis Terrarium" by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg. [Köln, 1572].
Two maps of Jerusalem on the same sheet, one of the ancient city and one of the modern city. Both maps were modeled after the maps of Peter Laicstein, a Dutch geographer and astronomer who visited Palestine in 1556. Three inset keys of the various sites appearing in the maps; inset illustration of Moses on Mount Sinai and Aaron in his priestly vestments.
Leaf: 40X52.5 cm. Good condition. Minor stains. Pieces of paper glued to margins of leaf, on verso. Framed.
Literature: Image and Reality, by Rehav Rubin. Jerusalem: Magnes, 1999. pp. 135-136.
Laor 1039.
Jerusalem and the Temple – Maps and Prints