Winner's Unlimited - No. 101

Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz Israel and Zionism

July 19, 2017
Opening $200
Estimate $400 - $800
Sold for $439
Including buyer's premium

An imaginary map of the walled city of Jerusalem. The Temple surrounded by a round city as it was traditionally depcited in the Middle Ages. By Hartmann Schedel. Nuremberg, 1493. Incunabulum.

A beautiful wooden engraving. Black and white.

From Liber Chronicarum: Das Buch der Croniken und Geschichten [Nuremberg Chronicle], p. xvii, the German edition.

Printed only 40 years after the invention of the printing press and a year after the expulsion of Spanish Jewry and Columbus's discovery of America. One of the earliest maps of Jerusalem currently known.

Leor, 1123. Rubin, Jerusalem in Maps and Views, page 60.

Engraving size: 23x19 cm. Leaf size: 40x28 cm.

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maps and travel books