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Georg Braun  &  Franz Hogenberg:  Ierusalem, et Suburbia eius, sicut Tempore Christi Floruit, cum Locis in quibus Christ Passus ... Descripta per Christianum Adrichom Delphum

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Title: Ierusalem, et Suburbia eius, sicut Tempore Christi Floruit, cum Locis in quibus Christ Passus ... Descripta per Christianum Adrichom Delphum

Map Maker: Georg Braun  &   Franz Hogenberg

Place / Date: Cologne / 1588

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 29 x 19 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $4,200.00

Inventory ID: 40807


Description:

Fine example of Braun & Hogenberg's 2-sheet map of Jerusalem, based upon Christian Van Adrichom's plan of ancient Jerusalem and its suburbs at the time of Jesus Christ.

The plan was originally issued in Christian van Adrichom's Theatrum Terrae Sanctae in 1584 in Koln, although in this edition, van Adrichom orients the plan with east at the top, as illustrated here:  www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/22697

Braun & Hogenberg's 2-sheet plan of Jerusalem, which is oriented with north at the top, contains over 250 sites and scenes of Jerusalem, depicting places described in the Bible, and other historical and traditional sources. There is no chronological order to the scenes, as ancient scenes and characters are displayed alongside European buildings and characters of the sixteenth century. The plan itself is surrounded by many illustrations of biblical and historical interest, and includes a dedication to the Archbishop of Cologne.

Christian Van Adrichom (1533-1585) was a Dutch priest whose scholarly research of the Bible and writings of pilgrims and Josephus made him the acknowledged expert on Holy Land geography. Josephus was a Jewish historian who was employed by the Romans to write about the history of Roman Palestine during the Jewish revolt of 60-70 AD. Many of his works contain accurate geographic details based on his first hand observations. Adrichom was assigned to Cologne during the time it was a thriving center for cartography and atlas publishing.


Condition Description: 2-sheet view, joined.


References: LAOR: 1041.


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