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24 April 2001
REISSNER, Adam. Ierusalem, die alte Haubtstat der Juden. Frankfurt: Georg Raben, Sigmund Feyerabend and heirs of Weigand Han, 1563.
2 parts in one volume, 2o (294 x 179 mm). Gothic letter. Title printed in red and black, 2 woodcut folding maps of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, one folding genealogical tree and numerous woodcut illustations in text by Virgil Solis and others (small worm hole to margins of A1-a6 and l1-s6). Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, brass clasps and catches (minor rubbing to corners and spine). Provenance: Ingolstadt, Jesuits 1607 (ownership inscription on title); Munich, University Library (duplicate stamp on verso of title); "Ad Bibl. Acad. Land." (ink stamp on verso of title); ink notations on flyleaf.
FIRST EDITION of a finely illustrated history of the city of Jerusalem. The bird's-eye view of the city shows all its gates and buildings with surrounding hills. Adams R-340; BM/STC German, p.731.
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