The Israel Museum Hand Colored Map of Jerusalem- Braun and Hogenberg, 1575
Brand: The Israel Museum
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Size: 33 x 41.8 cm / 13.2" x 16.7"
Originally sketched by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg, two German geographers in 1575, for their atlas “Civitatus Orbis Theatrum” this famous Map of Jerusalem was drawn based on an amalgamation of descriptions from the Bible and other literary sources as well as the mapmakers’ own creative imaginations. Although having never seen the Holy City for themselves, there are some inaccuracies in their depiction of Jerusalem. Even with minor errors such as the nearly circular shape and imaginary walls surrounding the city, their illustration of certain building such as the Dome of the Rock and the Holy Sepulchre were portrayed very realistically since they were modeled after a map drawn by Bernhard von Breydenbach nearly a hundred year prior. Available now in a stunning full-color reproduction, this fabulous map comes complete with a gold colored wooden frame surrounding the marvelous picture and its Latin inscriptions of “Jerusalem, the Holy City.” A spectacular work of art, this exceptional product is a fascinating piece of history and is sure to make a phenomenal addition to any home or classroom as a marvelous instrument of education!
Israel's largest cultural institution, the Israel Museum, is dedicated to recording and safeguarding the relics that chronicle the tale of the Jewish people. Housing thousands of years of ancient artifacts pertaining to Jewish culture all over the world, the Israel Museum’s mission is to educate and encourage knowledge of Judaism’s rich and fascinating history to people all over the globe. One of their methods of fulfilling this dream is to create stunning replicas and adaptations of the original pieces in their encyclopedic collections and distribute them worldwide. With each captivating replication comes its own certification of authenticity, as well as a brief summary of that piece’s historical background in both Hebrew and English.