Rare plan of Jerusalem, engraved by Claude-Auguste Berey in Paris.
The map is based upon Juan Batista Villalpando's rare 2-sheet plan of Jerusalem, which is drawn from Ezekiel's prophecies in the Old Testament. The original Villapando includes west at the top. Here, north is at the top.
Villalpando was a Spanish Jesuit scholar & architect, who drew reconstructions of the classical city based on the assumption that the buildings of Jerusalem were designed using the laws of geometry and based on the ideals of the Roman writer Vitruvius. His plan of Jerusalem would become the most influential and copied plan of the ancient city over the next 100+ years.
Toning in blank margins and some minor chipping.