1628 – S. Munster​ – Statt Jerusalem


Title:           “Die Heylige Statt Jerusalem / contrafehtet nach form und gestalt wie sie zu unsern zeiten erbauwen ist.”


Double page woodcut imaginary bird’s eye view of Jerusalem. Engraved by Jacob Clauser who has never seen Jerusalem, but still it is a well-detailed perspective view with numerous buildings and temples named.

Map comes from the German edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmography, titled “Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, Herrschafften, fürnemmsten Stetten, geschichten, gebreüchen, handtierungen &c.”, published in 1628 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.

Cartographer:     Sebastian Munster​ (1488 – 1552)
Sheet size:             44,2 x 37,3 cm
Year:                       1628
Technique:           wood block

Very good condition.

This is an original antique map published in 1628 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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