Image and Reality: Jerusalem in Maps and Views

Overview

An attractive study of the many different ways in which Jerusalem was represented in maps produced between the 6th and 19th centuries. Rubin's selection of maps illustrates the contrasting traditions and approaches of cartographers and shows how art, craft and science were routinely blended together to create maps which placed the city within a landscape that was both geographically and spatially defined. A mixture of artistic sketches and accurate surveys reflects the different...
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Overview

An attractive study of the many different ways in which Jerusalem was represented in maps produced between the 6th and 19th centuries. Rubin's selection of maps illustrates the contrasting traditions and approaches of cartographers and shows how art, craft and science were routinely blended together to create maps which placed the city within a landscape that was both geographically and spatially defined. A mixture of artistic sketches and accurate surveys reflects the different means of communicating information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789654930123
  • Publisher: The Hebrew University Magnes Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Israel Studies in Historical Geography
  • Pages: 181
  • Product dimensions: 9.53 (w) x 12.89 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Figures 7
Preface 11
Introduction 13
Pt. I Before the Age of Printing
Ch. 1 Maps of Jerusalem on Mosaics, Vellum, and Paper 17
The Byzantine Period (324-638) 17
The Early Islamic Period (638-1099) 21
The Period of the Crusades (1099-1187) 25
Later Medieval Manuscript Maps (Thirteenth to Fifteenth Centuries) 33
Pt. II The Early Printed Maps of Jerusalem
Ch. 2 Jerusalem and the Holy Land in Early Printed Maps 41
Jerusalem in Renaissance Cartography 41
Research Problems in the Study of the Early Printed Maps of Jerusalem 45
Identification of Maps and Map-Makers 45
Dating Criteria 50
Classification and Typology 51
Ch. 3 Realistic Maps of Contemporary Jerusalem: Originals and Derivatives 62
Maps Following Breydenbach and Merian 63
Maps Following Hermanus Borculus 76
Maps Following Antonio de Angelis (1578) 87
The Jerusalem Maps of Francisco Quaresmius and its Copies 99
The de Pierre Map of Jerusalem, 1728 105
An Anonymous Italian Map of the Sixteenth Century 107
Ch. 4 The Imaginary Maps of Ancient Jerusalem 110
Maps Following Reisner and Adrichom 110
Maps Following Villalpando 123
Maps Following Laicstein 135
The Visscher Family Maps 139
Pt. III On the Threshold of Modernization
Ch. 5 From Artistic to Scientific and Measured Maps 149
Epilogue: Nineteenth-Century Maps of Jerusalem 163
Bibliography 173
Index 178
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