Picture of Jerusalem by Mondhare
capital city under David and Solomon,
renowned for its Temple and the miracles performed there. It
is now under the domination of the Turks."
This is the description which Mondhare,
a French publisher, gave to this completely
imaginary view of the Holy City. Near
of the Rock with its characteristic
octagonal shape, appears a Greek ediface
as well as 14 crescent-crested minarets,
but only two spires with crosses. The
most extraordinary - and illusory -
item is the Brook of Kidron, depicted
here as a wide river flowing through
the Valley of Josaphath.