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Prospect of Jerusalem

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Juan Bautista Villalpando (Spanish, Cordova 1552–1608 Rome)
Date:
1660
Medium:
Etching; The margin where Overton's address would have appeared has been trimmed off this impression and so the state cannot be determined.
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/8 × 42 1/2 in. (38.4 × 108 cm) cut to the borderlines all around
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.81.2.181
Not on view
View of Jerusalem, seen from Gethsemene, just south of the city's battlemented walls, with a compass on a square stone in the lower centre, and two insets, a key and a map of old Jerusalem as a bird's eye view, in the upper corners; illustration to John Ogilby's (publisher) 'The Holy Bible Containing the Bookes of the Old & New Testament' (Cambridge: 1660).
Inscription: Lettered with the title and topographical information, a key of A-E, 1-50 on the right, an inset lettered 'Hierusalem Veteris Imago Vera ... In hanc Scenographicum Tabulam redacta, per Wenceslaum Hollar Bohemum, Lond: 1660'; signed beside the compass "W. Hollar fecit 1660".
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 6, 1997–April 13, 1997.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 25, 2016–January 30, 2017.

Pennington 1130 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar Part VI) 1732, the margin where
Overton's address would have appeared has been trimmed off this impression.
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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