Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
Title: Destrvccio Iherosolime, copy 1
Title Translation: Destruction of Jerusalem
Creator: Schedel, Hartmann
Publisher: Koberger, Anton
Region Depicted: Jerusalem
Date Produced: 1493
Date Published: 1493
Historical Context: This dramatic woodcut synopsizes the six destructions of Jerusalem and constitutes one of the earliest obtainable city views. The map shows the Temple of Solomon ablaze and attended by casually conversing onlookers. The Holy Sepulcher and Calvary are along the top. Shown to the right is Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, and pictured to the left is Olivet with Satan and Christ, illustrating The Temptation.
Dimensions: 26 x 54 cm., on sheet 46 x 65 cm.
Printing Process: Relief
Material Type: Paper
Notes: From: Nuremberg Chronicle. Verso: Text and illustrations of the destruction of Jerusalem.
Brief Description: Colored panoramic view of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by the Romans.
Physical Description: 1 view: colored, illustrated
Theme: The Holy Land
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/237.0001