Destrvccio Iherosolime, copy 1

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Description: Destrvccio Iherosolime, copy 1

Title Translation: Destruction of Jerusalem

Bar Code: 237

Creator: Schedel, Hartmann

Publisher: Koberger, Anton

Region Depicted: Jerusalem

Date Produced: 1493

Date Published: 1493

Language: Latin

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.

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

Source Referenced: 26 x 54 cm., on sheet 46 x 65 cm.

Map Type: Views , Urban , Thematic

Printing Process: Relief

Printing Technique: Wood , Letterpress

Material Type: Paper

Brief Description: Colored panoramic view of the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by the Romans.

Physical Description: 1 view: colored, illustrated

Donor: Osher