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Braun & Hogenberg: Ierusalem et Suburbia

Map: MEAST4253
 
Cartographer: Braun & Hogenberg
Title: Ierusalem et Suburbia
Date: 1588
Published: Cologne
Width: 19 inches / 49 cm
Height: 29 inches / 74 cm
Map ref: MEAST4253
Description:
Famed two-sheet map of Jerusalem during the Biblical period. The rarest of the three maps of Jerusalem produced by Braun and Hogenberg. It appeared in 1588 in Volume IV of their landmark “Civitates Orbis Terrarum”, the first atlas dedicated to city maps.

The geography of the map is purely imaginary, based solely on the description by Christian van Adrichom, a noted Biblical scholar based in Cologne, rather than any first-hand accounts or surveys. Adrichom himself may have used the description of biblical Jerusalem first written by the medieval scholar, Petro Lackstein. Adrichom is also believed to have used Christian Sgrooten, cartographer to Philip II of Spain, to issue his own version of this map contemporaneously to Braun & Hogenberg.

Original hand-colour. [MEAST4253]