Scarce old color example of Jacques Chereau's view of Jerusalem, published in Paris.
The view was originally intended to be viewed with a light source behind the view, in order to allow light to show through the windows and arches.
Chereau's town-view of Jerusalem is very rare. It includes a numbered (1-36) key in lower margin.
The view was first engraved by Aveline and first published in 1692 by Crepy. The present example is the rare Jacques Chéreau re-issue, which can be differentiated from Chereau by the reworking of the plate and addition of the number 96 at the top right.
The view has been laid onto a backing at an early date for framing. The backing has partially separated and could easily be removed. Small sections of the print corresponding to the windows, arches and other areas were originally cut out to allow light to show through from behind, as intended by the publisher.