Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
Title: Civitas Ihervsalem
Title Translation: City of Jerusalem
Publisher: Breydenbach, Bernhard von
Publishing Location: Mainz
Date Produced: 1486
Date Published: 1486
Historical Context: The earliest-printed detailed view of Jerusalem, this image was included in the first illustrated travel book, an account of a journey to the Holy Land in the years 1483 to 1484. The book was intended as a preparatory guide for pilgrimages and became one of the earliest 15th-century works to reach bestseller status. Erhard Reuwich, who accompanied von Breydenbach on the journeys, designed the view and supervised its printing. Reuwich created the woodcuts for the guidebook based on his sketches of Venice, Corfu, Rhodes and Jerusalem. The Peregrinationes was one of the most technically innovative woodcut books of its day, and many of the views and details in the book were copied later in the Nuremberg Chronicle and The Columbus Letter.
Dimensions: 28 x 128 cm.
Printing Process: Relief
Material Type: Paper
Brief Description: View centered on the walled city of Jerusalem and showing the neighboring lands.
Physical Description: 1 panorama view: illustrated
Theme: The Holy Land
Associated Map Imagery: Ship, 1486, Civitas Ihervsalem
Permanent URL: http://www.oshermaps.org/map/236.0001