“Ierusalem Civitas Sancta… Hodei Uero Colonai Turcae”

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Lot 103

“Ierusalem Civitas Sancta… Hodei Uero Colonai Turcae”

On verso, 11 lines of Hebrew text in praise of Jerusalem. From: Cosmographia Universalis. 12.5 x 16 (32 x 41 cm) sheet size.

Basel, first edition 1550 (or later):

Est: $400 - $600
Double page bird’s-eye view of Jerusalem and surrounding hills from Mount of Olives. Jerusalem is depicted in its current Ottoman state with its skyline defined by numerous minarets. Bottom of page contains text describing Jericho.