Basel: Heinrich Petri, 1559. Map from the Fourth Latin Edition of Cosmographiae Universalis lib. VI. Woodcut view ca. 15 x 38cm (6 x 15in.). Latin and Hebrew title and text on verso. Map with original centrefold, some mild age toning but overall a very good strong impression of this map.
An important bird's eye view of Jerusalem by Sebastian Muenster, one of the most influential cartographers of the sixteenth century. The old town of Jerusalem is shown enclosed by its walls and in the centre of the view is Temple Mount. The crescents shown on top of several landmarks underline the fact that Jerusalem was a part of the Ottoman Empire at this time.
Price: $525.00 USD