Destruction of Jerusalem


Name of map     : Destruction of Jerusalem;

Cartographer    : Schedel, 1493

                  from Liber Chronicarum, Hartmann-Schedel

                  Woodcuts by Wilhelm Pleydenwurff & Michael

                  Wohlgemut. Published in Nurnberg by Anton Koberger.

                  Wohlgemut is regarded as the most important wood

                  engraver of the 15th century, who tutored Albrecht

                  Dürer. Röricht, in Biblioteca Geographica Palestina

                  (p. 130) mentions a collaboration between Schedel

                  and Felix Fabri, who visited the Holy Land in 1480.

                  Fabri may have indicated to Schedel and Wohlgemut

                  the outlay of Jerusalem at the time.

Stock number    : 6231

Map number      : Laor 1125

Page signature  : LXIII

Area displayed  : the City of Jerusalem, partly burning;

Size of woodcut : 260 x 528 mm;

Paper size      : 445 x 610 mm;

Above city view some 20 lines of Latin text on left and right side

                  of double folio sheet;

                  text header above it;

Margins, left   : 41 mm,  right: 33 mm;

         upper  : 40 mm,  lower: 4 mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   : off white;

Age of map color: old, original;

     colors used: red, brown, green, blue;

Imperfections

     margins    : none;

     plate area : none, except the usual stitch holes at centerfold;

     verso      : none; the backside displays text and a battle scene

                  (142 x 222 mm) and 8 portraits of kings and

                  Prophets; everything also in vivid old color.

Overall quality : PERFECT/excellent/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Price           : € Euro  1650


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