Rare engraving of Jerusalem and the Holy Land

By AELST, Nicolo van, 1590 

Disegni della Terra Santa Citta di Jerusalemme Anticha et Moderna Pianta del Tempo di Salamone et d’Altri Luoghi Santi.

Asia Holy Land
  • Author: AELST, Nicolo van
  • Publication place: Rome
  • Publication date: c.1590
  • Physical description: Two engraved views, one plan, and one map on two sheets joined, a few tears skilfully repaired, loss to foot of join skilfully repaired in facsimile.
  • Dimensions: 460 by 680mm (18 by 26.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1964


Rare we are only able to trace one example of the plate that in the Jewish National Library, which holds the right-hand sheet only. 


  1. Laor 27
    • Laor, E. and Klein, S. (1986). Maps of the Holy Land. New York: A.R. Liss.