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1665 Visscher Jerusalem

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"De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem Eerst Genaemt Salem"

Published by Claes Janszoon Visscher, 1665

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

This reproduction of the copperplate engraving of "De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem Eerst Genaemt Salem" was originally published in Amsterdam in 1665 by Claes Janszoon Visscher for a Dutch bible. The name translates to "the holy and expanded city of Jerusalem, first known as Salem."

This attractive bird's-eye view of Jerusalem shows the city laid out in blocks, with 36 important locations identified by name through a key index.

In the center of the map, King Solomon's temple is depicted, while along the bottom are colorful illustrations of biblical scenes, including the crucifixion at Calvary.

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.