Adam Reissner. Jerusalem, die Alte Haubtstat der Jüden.

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 170

Adam Reissner. Jerusalem, die Alte Haubtstat der Jüden.

Second edition. German text with occasional Hebrew. Two parts in one. Double-page view of Jerusalem and double-page map of the Holy Land. Numerous woodcut illustrations by Virgil Solis embedded within the text. ff. (14), CXXV, (1, blank), (6), 177, (1), (12). Foxed and stained, previous owners marks. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum over thick wooden boards, expertly recased retaining original backstrip. Folio. Cf. Adams R-340; Tobler 209.

Frankfurt: (Rabe, Feyrabend & Han) 1565

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
Adam Reissner (1496-1575) was a German mystic, hymn-writer and poet. His important study of Jerusalem paints a more theological picture of the Holy City relative to von Breydenbach’s Peregrination in Terram Sanctam.