Jérusalem, Enceinte du Temple, Vue générale de la face Est, Pl. 3
Auguste Salzmann French
Printer Imprimerie photographique de Blanquart-Évrard, à Lille French
Not on view
This is one portion of a three-part panorama that forms an all-encompassing view from outside Jerusalem’s walls. It displays the city’s architectural diversity, including domed mosques and churches, ancient masonry, and towering minarets. Although other photographic views of Jerusalem had been produced by Maxime Du Camp and Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey, Salzmann’s project was the most thorough and ambitious to date. Before its integration into the 1856 album, this panorama was offered separately in 1854. A review in the prominent Paris bulletin Annales Archéologiques suggested that the photographs forged a spiritual relationship with the sacred city: "We have here living Jerusalem. . . . An identical panorama should be exposed in all the churches and in all the seminaries, under the eyes of the young people who are destined for the priesthood; there is no description that inspires thoughts more numerous or more profound."