Auction 97 | Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 1:00pm
Boutique Sale Featuring Passover Hagadoth & Maps of Eretz Israel

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Lot 63


Double-paged hand-colored copperplate plan. 15 x 19 inches (38 x 48 cm).

Amsterdam, (1671):

Est: $750 - $1,000
A bird’s eye view of Jerusalem, drawn after Nicholas Visscher and translated into English from Dutch by Moxon. This imaginary plan of the ancient city shows the Second Temple, Herod’s Palace and details of its streets and markets surrounded by the outer walls. Lower right shows the anointment of King Solomon; lower left Golgotha on Mt. Cavalry. The legend on the right lists 36 sites of note. This plan of Jerusalem, based on Visscher’s 1643 model (Laor 1155) - which in turn was based on J.H. Stern’s 1630 image (Laor 1137), features “An Explanation” on the right of the map, (whereas Visscher places the key on the left).