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Fine early view of Ancient and Modern Jerusalem, from Francois De Belleforest's Cosmographie Universelle de Tout le Monde, published in Paris in 1575.

De Belleforest's map of Jerusalem is drawn from Braun and Hogenberg's plan of Jerusalem, published in their monumental Civitates Orbis Terrarum, first published in 1575, which Braun and Hogenberg had drawn from Gerard de Jode's in Novae Urbis Hierosolymitanae topographica, which can be seen here: /gallery/detail/33365

The De Jode map notes that it is drawn after a map by Peter Laicstain, published in Germany in 1570. As noted by Laor:

A topographic plan of modern Jerusalem oriented to the east. . . .These pictures of ancient and modern Jerusalem were published in Calcar by Vincentius Houdeaen in 1570. Today they are quite a rarity and much sought after. Here they are printed after the model by Gerardus de Jode in Antwerp. The plans published by Houdaen in Calcar are those of Laicstain, but today, no copy is extant.

Laicstain, a Dutch geographer, had visited Jerusalem in 1556 and subsequently created a number of sketches on during his travels.

Condition Description
Minor soiling and evidence of old folds. One small hole at left center, within the printed image.