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HOLLAR, Wenceslas.


(Jerusalem). Scenographica Totius Templi Hierosolymitani Omnuim-que Illius Porticum a Salomone Constructarum delineatio
[Cambridge: John Field 1660]..

Double-page engraved bird's-eye view (38.2 x 51.5 cm., overall 42 x 53) of the Temple of Solomon shown as an Italian Renaissance-style palace of enormous proportions on huge masonry base, connected at sides to the ground by bridges over steep ravines; parts of the city shown at back and sides. Decorative strapwork cartouche at top with key to numbered locations. Red ruled border. Signed in the plate "Per Wenceslaum Hollar, Bohemum, A. 1659" Light dampstain to clouds.

Hollar's reinterpretation of the engraving published in H. Prado &J.B. Villalpando's De posterum Ezechielis prophetae visione, Rome, 1604.

(Pennington, 1131)

Price £ 1150.00
Stock Code 52845
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