This woodcut has relationships to the representation of the city of Jerusalem in the Palestine map by E. Reuwichs in the book by B. Breydenbach of the year 1486, Peregrinatio Terram Sanctam. In addition, parts and structures are based on the detailed Jerusalem view of the epitaph of Adelheid Tucher, Nuremberg. It was created in 1483 by the Master of the High Altar of Hersbrucker for installation in the Bamberg St. James Church. (Compare Hausherr, R., 1987/88, pp. 63 et seq). The topographical notations made by Schedel apparently by reference to the Reuwich map. Another source for the illustration and labeling is likely the work of Josephus, The Jewish War, especially Volume V. and VI. Schedel explicitly states: 'so you want to know it all, read Josephum' (fol. 63). Likewise, Schedel attention to Hieronymus. Given these sources, the authenticity of the view is beyond doubt.The offered woodcut is one of the oldest authentic plans of Jerusalem and realistically the only large format 15th Century view obtainable to collectors.
|Publisher, Year||Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493|
|Plate Size||25.3 x 53.4 cm (10.0 x 21.0 inches)|
|Sheet Size||41.0 x 59.0 cm (16.1 x 23.2 inches)|
|Reference||Kreuer, W., Imago Civitatis, pp. 72-76|
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