"View of Jerusalem"
Published by George Braun & Franz Hogenberg, 1575
Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016
This reproduction of the copperplate engraving of "View of Jerusalem" was originally published in Cologne, Germany, in 1575 by George Braun & Franz Hogenberg for Civitates Orbis Terrarum.
It belongs to the genus of maps which portray Jerusalem not as seen personally, but rather through a mixture of imagination and reliance on the Bible and other literary sources.
The caption at the top translates to "This is Jerusalem, I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her."
In the cartouche, the translation is "Jerusalem, the holy city, the most famous of Judea and the entire East, whose size and splendour marvels the imagination."
One of the earliest printed views of Jerusalem, the map is enhanced by a 48-item key to both Biblical and modern sites, including the Temple of Solomon.
We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.