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Jerusalem and its Suburbs in the days of Christ


Ierusalem, et suburbia eius, sicut tempore Christi floruit

Christian van Adrichom, Köln 1590

Christian van Adrichom was a priest and theologian. His map was part of a book on Jerusalem that was published in 1584 and followed the earlier design of Adam Reisner's much simpler map (1563 CE), and Bünting's map (1581).
Although the map describes Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period, it includes a variety of illustrations from sundry historical periods including an elaborate depiction of the Temple courtyard with the High Priest in its center; scenes from the Holy Week, from Jesus' Triumphal Entry to his Crucifixion; the various armies besieging Jerusalem including the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Greeks and the Romans; the palace of David with a view to Bathsheba bathing on the roof; Solomon's throne; the prophet Isiah being sawed in half by the king Manasseh's agents (a legend found in early Jewish and Christian sources), the Maccabees, Herod and Pilate, and Judas Iscariot hanging from the tree. Adrichom's map was one of the most popular and influential maps of the period.