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HOLLAR, Wenceslaus.

Jerusalem.

Stock Code
106833
Cambridge, Field, 1660
£12,500

An exceptionally fine impression of Hollar's panorama of Jerusalem.

Wenceslaus Hollar contributed engraved plates to numerous Bibles, showing religious and ancient artefacts, scenes, views, plans and maps. Many of these were drawn after Juan Batista Villalpando, whose seminal work on the Holy Land at the beginning of the seventeenth century influenced generations of scholars, architects and artists. Although Villalpando was accused of heresy for misinterpreting scripture, eventually being found innocent by the Spanish Inquisition, his Biblical cartography and imagery had a great impact on the architecture and construction of later monasteries, churches and even wider urban spaces.

The main image is a magnificent view of Jerusalem, encompassing the great city walls, the countless small and large buildings within it, and the surrounding hills. The river valley in the foreground is cultivated with trees and fields, while within the walls the the city appears to be constructed according to a grid-like system, dominated

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Description

Engraved view with one inset plan, on four sheets; 44 x 203 cm (17.25 x 80 in).

Bibliography

NHG Hollar 1732 I; Pennington 1130.

Stock ID:106833

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