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
Creator: Villalpando, Juan Bautista
Date Produced: 1604
Date Published: 1604
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.
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
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/357.0001