Auction 56
Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 69

“Jerusalem Explored” – Ermete Pierotti – London, 1864

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Lot Number 69

“Jerusalem Explored” – Ermete Pierotti – London, 1864

Jerusalem Explored, Being a Description of the Ancient and Modern City, with Numerous Illustrations Consisting of Views, Ground plans, and Sections, by Ermete Pierott Translated by Thomas George Bonney. London: Bell and Daldy, 1864. English. Two volumes.
English translation of a survey of Jerusalem by the Italian engineer and archaeologist Ermete Pierotti. Volume I: Text; volume II: 63 plates, some folded, with lithographs depicting Mount Zion, David's Tomb, Jewish Hospital Misgav Ladach, Absalom's Tomb and other sites; includes a large panorama of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives.
Pierotti arrived in Jerusalem in 1854 when he was appointed to serve as a consultant to the renovation works of the Temple Mount. He took part in various construction enterprises in Jerusalem and shortly he was appointed as the City Engineer of Jerusalem. This position enabled him to visit sites which were closed to western scholars, in particular the Temple Mount and the Mosques. The book "Jerusalem Explored" is the outcome of a long historic and archaeological study in Jerusalem.
Volume I: XII, 339, [1] pp. Vol II: [8], [63] pp + LXIII plates. Overall good condition. Creases and foxing. Pencil inscriptions. One of the panorama parts, at the beginning of Part II, is detached. Bindings with leather spines (tears and wear to spines).

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