Jean Zuallart. Le Tres Devot Voyage de Jerusalem.

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 171

Jean Zuallart. Le Tres Devot Voyage de Jerusalem.

<<First French Edition.>> 49 engraved maps, plans and views of cities and sights on the sea-route from Rome to Jerusalem. pp. (24), 191, (1), 235, (1), 230, (2). Trimmed and browned, some worming. Contemporary calf, worn. Sm. 4to. Rohricht 797; Tobler, pp. 83-84; Laor 1170.

Antwerp: Arnould s’Conincx 1608

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
The Belgian Zuallart (1541-1634) made a six-month pilgrimage from Rome to Jerusalem in 1586 and first published his work in Rome in 1587. This first French edition was issued under the direct supervision of Zuallart himself. This edition uses the illustrations of Natale Bonifacio of the previous editions, yet contains some substitution of maps with plates by Filips Galle or the Arsenius brothers (see Blackmer 1874). The present descriptions and illustrations of Jerusalem, Jaffa and Bethlehem are some of the earliest extant from the Ottoman Period. Upon reaching the Via Dolorosa the author notes: “We could only take solace that we had seen such holy places, for it was forbidden to stop or pray by them without a head-covering, to perform any [religious] action while passing, even to look at them for any extended period of time, or write anything publicly.”