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  ASIA 
 The Holy Land 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable prospect of Jerusalem]
Destruccio Iherosolime. Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 1493, Latin edition. Coloured woodcut, image 260 x 540mm, set in a page of text. A few small repairs to the centrefold, as usual.
An imaginary view of the Destruction of Jerusalem, with the Temple of Solomon on fire, from the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. On verso are several more woodcut illustrations. LAOR: 1125, illus.
[Ref: 16824]    £1,600.00 ($2,059 • €1,754 rates)


BELLEFOREST, François de. [A scarce woodcut map of Jerusalem]
Jerusalem. Paris: Michel Sonnius & Nicolas Chesneau, 1575. Woodcut, image size 310 x 460, set in letterpress.
A woodcut map after Georg Braun's map of Jerusalem at the time of Christ and in the present day. It was published in the ''Cosmographie Universelle', which contained the text of Munster's 'Cosmography' translated into French by Belleforest and maps copied from various sources including Ortelius and Braun & Hogenberg.
[Ref: 14281]    £900.00 ($1,158 • €986 rates)


VESCONTE, Pietro. [Early Plan of Jerusalem from a C14th manuscript]
[Untitled plan of Jerusalem.] Hanover, Christian Wechelius, 1611. 195 x 260mm.
Plan of ancient Jerusalem and surrounding country as far as Bethany, as drawn by Pietro Vesconte (fl. 1310-30) for Marino Sanudo's 'Liber Secretorum Fidelibus de Crucis' c.1320. This manuscript work was presented to Pope Clement V to encourage a new crusade. This engraving was the first time that the original map was published, retaining the original's lack of a conventional single reading view. Thus the letters, buildings and palm trees are drawn at random angles. LAOR: 1145.
[Ref: 13108]    £1,400.00 ($1,802 • €1,534 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [A monumental panorama of classical Jerusalem after Hollar]
Ierusalem. Leiden, 1729. Three sheets conjoined as issued, total 390 x 1980mm. A very fine impression
This is arguably the most spectacular of all early prospects of Jerusalem. The sheer scale of it shows a level of detail not seen on anything published before or long after.This panormaic view depicts the ancient city during the time of Christ, as seen from the east, based on biblical and other various historical sources. A table to the right lists 55 place names referenced to the view. According to Laor, this prospect is a much-enlarged version of a fomer work by the great Bohemian engraver, Wenceslaus Hollar, who spent most of his working career in London. The small plan to the upper left corner is, as noted in the text above, attributed to Villalpando. LAOR: 933.
[Ref: 16556]    £8,250.00 ($10,618 • €9,042 rates)


BUY DE MORNAS, Claude. [18th century town plan of Jerusalem]
Histoire Sainte depuis l'an 2959 jusqu'à l'an 2981...Plan de Jérusalem. Paris: Desnos, 1761. 365 x 520mm.
Schematic map of Jerusalem between 2959-2981 (counted in years since the Creation), with columns of engraved French text on both sides of he map giving a chronology. The elaborate frame-like border was printed separately.
[Ref: 16730]    £280.00 ($360 • €307 rates)


 Turkey 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable prospect of Byzantium]
Bizantium. Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1493. Latin text edition. Woodcut, printed area 180 x 170mm, set in a page of text.
An imaginary view of Byzantium, the Greek city that became Constantinople, then Istanbul when it was captured by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. Within the text are woodcut portraits of three Persian kings; on the reverse is a prospect of Bologna in Italy.
[Ref: 11384]    £400.00 ($515 • €438 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A 16th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinopel... Basle, c.1560, German text. Coloured woodcut, printed area 290 x 390mm, set in text.
A mapof Istanbul, presented as a bird's-eye view, with the important buildings shown in profile, with a disregard for perspective.
[Ref: 17677]    £500.00 ($644 • €548 rates)


NEUSS, Phillipp. [A map of Istanbul presented as a bird's eye view]
Constantinopel. Augsburg, c.1690. Old colour. 155 x 280mm.
An uncommon view of Constantinople, based on Braun & Hogenberg, showing the city from above the Scutari, with the buildings shown in perspective.
[Ref: 15407]    £550.00 ($708 • €603 rates)


MYLLER, Angelicus Maria. [A map of Istanbul presented as a bird's eye view]
Constantinopolis. Prague, c.1730. 165 x 210mm
An uncommon view of Constantinople, based on Braun & Hogenberg. From Myller's 'Peregrinus In Jerusalem'. Myller journeyed from Rome to Jerusalem, then continued to Turkey, visiting Troy, Gallipoli and Constantinople. He then crossed to Egypt, returning to Rome via Syria and Malta.
[Ref: 15408]    £400.00 ($515 • €438 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce bird's-eye view of Constantinople]
Constantinopel. Frankfurt: Heirs of Sigismund Latomi, 1731. 320 x 380mm. Narrow top margin, very fine impression.
A finely engraved elevated view of Istanbul, with the buildings shown in perspective. Ships fill the seas, with three firing cannon. It was published in a newsbook, 'Relationis Historicæ semestralis autumnalis continuatio', written by 'Jacobus Francus'. Originally this was a pseudonym used by Conrad Lautenbach (1534-95) when the series began in the 16th century, but the name was adopted by subsequent writers of the newsbook.
[Ref: 16082]    £1,500.00 ($1,931 • €1,644 rates)


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