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Biblical Jerusalem


De Heylige en wytvermaerde stadt IerusalemClaes Janssen Visscher , Amsterdam (?) 1643 (?)

This imaginary map, portraying Biblical Jerusalem, was created in the popular and influential printing workshop of the Visscher family, active in Amsterdam during the second half of the 16th century and during the 17th century. As often, this map was part of a Bible. The present map is appended to Nehemiah, ch. 3. The city is shaped here as an emblem, the crucifixion of Jesus – supervised by Roman cavalry – forms the main illustration in the left forefront, the Temple and Solomon's royal palace are seen in the center, and Solomon's anointing is portrayed on the bottom right.