Destrvccio Iherosolime, copy 1

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Destrvccio Iherosolime, copy 1

Title Translation: Destruction of Jerusalem

Barcode: 237

Creator: Schedel, Hartmann

Publisher: Koberger, Anton

Region Depicted: Jerusalem

Date Produced: 1493

Date Published: 1493

Language: Latin

Historical Context: This dramatic woodcut synopsizes 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 on a mountain are Satan and Christ, illustrating The Temptation.

Subjects: Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514 · Koberger, Anton, approximately 1440-1513 · Jerusalem · Geography --Pictorial works · Pillage · Maps--Early works to 1800

Map Type: Views, Urban, Thematic

Dimensions: 26 x 54 cm., on sheet 46 x 65 cm.

Printing Process: Relief

Printing Technique: Wood, Letterpress

Material Type: Paper

Notes: From: Nuremberg Chronicle. Verso: Text and illustrations of the destruction of Jerusalem.

Physical Description: 1 view: colored, illustrated

Theme: The Holy Land

Collection/Donor: Osher

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