Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Map of Jerusalem – Franz Hogenberg after Christian van Adrichom – Köln, 1590

Opening: $400
Sold for: $1,188
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Ierusalem, et suburbia eius, sicut tempore Christi florui [Jerusalem and Its Surroundings in the Days of Jesus], hand-colored engraving, from the German edition of the Atlas "Beschreibung und Contrafactur der vornembsten Stät der Welt" by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg. [Köln, 1590].
An imaginary map of Jerusalem and its surroundings, depicting 270 (numbered) sites and scenes, from the time of Kings David and Solomon and up to the Crucifixion of Jesus, mentioned in the Bible and in other sources. After Christian van Adrichom's 1584 map of Jerusalem. Unlike Adrichom's landscape format map, which was oriented to the east, this map was printed in portrait format and is oriented to the north.
German text on verso: "Jerusalem. Von Michael Eyzinger baschrieben und illustriert".
Engraved map: 72X47.5 cm (printed on two conjoined sheets, pp. 58-59). Good overall condition. Tears (some open) and minor blemishes, mostly restored. Handwritten notations to margins (old; not affecting engraving).
Laor 1041A.
See previous item.
Jerusalem and the Temple – Maps and Prints