Vera Hierosolymae Veteris Imago a Ioanne Baptista Villalpando Cordvbensi e Societate Iesv Elaborata Pro Svo Vrbis ac Templi Hierosolymitani Apparatv Collato Stvdio Cvm P. Hieronymo Prado Ex Eadem Societate Romae Superiorum permissu cum Priuilegio Summi Po

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Vera Hierosolymae Veteris Imago a Ioanne Baptista Villalpando Cordvbensi e Societate Iesv Elaborata Pro Svo Vrbis ac Templi Hierosolymitani Apparatv Collato Stvdio Cvm P. Hieronymo Prado Ex Eadem Societate Romae Superiorum permissu cum Priuilegio Summi Pontificus Imperatoris Regis Catholici ac Senatus Veneti

Title Translation: A True Image of Old Jerusalem Elaborated Juan Baptista Villalpando of the Society of Jesus for P. Hieronymous Suo for the City of Prado and the Temple of Jerusalem with the united efforts of their superiors in Rome and the Priviledges of the Supreme Pontif of the Catholic Church and the King and Senate of Venice

Barcode: 357

Creator: Villalpando, Juan Bautista

Region Depicted: Jerusalem · Holy Land

Date Produced: 1604

Date Published: 1604

Language: Latin

Historical Context: Villalpando was a Jesuit architect and scholar whose imaginary map of ancient Jerusalem was based on Biblical accounts. In the belief that Solomon's Temple was the symbol of the heavenly Jerusalem to come, Villalpando created a detailed pictorial reconstruction and plan of the Temple patterned after the prophet Ezekiel's visionary description. A miniature version of his plan appears at the bottom center of the map. Several other Biblical sites are depicted within the city, including a circular City of David (upper left). Roman encampments and Biblical monuments are seen outside the walls. Villalpando's scholarship was widely respected and his conceptions of Solomon's Temple and ancient Jerusalem were accepted and copied for more than a century.

Subjects: Jerusalem · Maps--Early works to 1800 · Bible --Geography · Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem)

Map Type: Geographical, Topographical

Dimensions: 64 x 75 cm.

Printing Process: Etching

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Brief Description: Map of Jerusalem and the surrounding countryside, showing agricultural lands, city walls, landmarks, buildings, Roman encampments, and topography.

Physical Description: 1 map: illustrated

Theme: The Holy Land

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/357.0001