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Civitas Jherusalem
Peter Drach, Speier 1502 - Woodblock panoramic view, printed on three joined sheets. Sheet size: 48 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Expert restoration at folds and sheet edges. The earliest-printed detailed view of Jerusalem from the famed account of a journey to the Holy Land in the years 1483 to 1484. "The view is very extensive, on the left hand being Damascus, and on the extreme right Cairo and Alexandria. The whole sheet is covered with xylographic inscriptions describing the numerous points of interest, some of which are as follows. Mount Sinai with the Shrine and the Monastery of S. Katherine: the Pilgrims way thither, the Red Sea, Mecca, the Pyramids, the so-called Pompey column &c. The City of Jerusalem occupies the main part, giving views of all the objects of pilgrimage." (Davies). The present woodblock is from the 1502 printing, being the third Latin edition following the editions of 1486 and 1490, identified by the thickening of the letters of Civitas Jherusalem. Davies, Berhard von Breydenbach and his Journey to the Holy Land 1483-84: A Bibliography, III; Laor 129; Proctor 11190; Adams B-2826; Fairfax Murray German 94.
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