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Scarce imaginary plan of Jerusalem in antiquity, which first appeared in Montanus's Polyglot Bible.

An "imaginary typographic plan" of ancient Jerusalem, from Arias Montanus' Nehemias, sive, de antiquae Ierusalem... , which appeared as Volume VIII of Plantin's polyglot Bible.

The map is engraved by Pieter van der Heyden and was possibly drawn after Laicstain's original, which was also used by De Jode, Munster,  De Belleforest and Braun & Hogenberg as a model.

Delano-Smith & Ingram describe it as "east oriented with mountains ringing the city and closing the eastern horizon. The Kidron brook, rising in those eastern mountains, follows a right-angled course, first across the map and then down on the right (along the south side of the city). Below, the city is laid out, its features carefully detailed and named."

Condition Description
Early ink manuscript in the margins. Left margin extended.
Delano-Smith & Ingram, Maps in Bibles, 1500-1600, 7.1, Fig. 65; Laor, Maps of the Holy Land, 945; Poortman & Augusteijn, Kaarten in Bijbels 14-4, Fig. 33