Auction 51 Part II - Ceremonial Art Manuscripts Graphics Objects

View of the Holy Places - Algiers, 1864

Opening: $4,000
Sold for: $5,000
Including buyer's premium
View of the holy places, created by "…Reuven Gabai from Jerusalem" (Hebrew). Bouyer printing press. Algiers, Algeria, 1864. Lithograph.
A large leaf, with a hagiographic map of the Holy Places in Eretz Israel, sent to the philanthropists to promote donations for settlers in Eretz Israel.
In the center of the leaf appears an illustration of the Western Wall, Midrash Shlomo" and "Beit HaMikdash" (Dome of the Rock). Below the illustration appears a printed dedication "offering from the Holy city of Jerusalem…for the noble philanthropist…" (Hebrew). All around appear graphic depictions of tens of holy sites in Eretz Israel: tombs of the patriarchs and tombs of prophets, Tana'im and Amora'im, synagogues in Safed, and other sites, decorated with illustrations of trees, flowers, animals and more.
Approx. 51X65 cm. Fair condition. Stains, tears and creases, professionally restored. Damages to text and to illustrations. Some stains. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Literature: Offerings from Jerusalem, Portrayals of Holy Places by Jewish Artists, (edited by Rachel Sarfati), the Israel Museum, 2002, no. 29 (pp. 64-65; from the collections of the Israel Museum).
Provenance: Collection of Willy Lindwer.
Single Leaves and Graphics
Single Leaves and Graphics