Beautiful large and biblical carte-à-figures city view
Date of this view: 1682
Dimensions (not including margins): 41 x 45,7 cm
Condition: very good.Copper engraving on strong paper. Old colouring. Left and right margins trimmed as usual. Centre fold as published, but minor browning at bottom centre fold (outside map).
Condition rating: A+
Verso: text in Dutch
Jerusalem by Stoopendaal
Great bird’s eye plan of the holy city surrounded by engravings of religious icons, Salomon and a High Priest. Reportedly after Vallapando’s imaginary city plan, the map was published in a Dutch Bible. At the top is a large and ornate elevation of the Temple of Solomon and at bottom is a plan of the Temple Ezechiels. The map is copied from Nicolas Berchem’s 1663 map of Jerusalem.