Extremely rare Holy Land map similar in orientation as the Adrichrom. $$$$
Gerard De Jode. Terrae Sanctae, 1578(1593). 30.5 cm x 51 cm. Black and white.
Extremely rare Holy Land map by de Jode, the main rival to Ortelius and Mercator at the end of the 16th century. Though he was less successful commercially at the time, de Jodes map are acclaimed now for their extraordinary beauty, and they are prized for their rarity. This map shows the Mediterranean at the top while the entire lower right offers a detailed view of Jerusalem. Laor 375. $$$$
Villapandu. Vera Hierosolymae Veteris Imago, ca. 1695. 76 cm x 69 cm. Black and white. Full margins, very good condition, some browning at centerfold.
The mother map of plans of Jerusalem for nearly two centuries. Villapandu's large scale map is a beautiful creation and was copied by very many cartographers until the end of the 18th century. Truly a foundation map of the city, it is, as with many multi-fold maps, seldom available in such fine condition. $$$$