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Maps of Jerusalem: View of Jerusalem by Braun and Hogenberg


This view of Jerusalem by Georg Braun and Frans Hogenberg belongs to the genus of views of Jerusalem which portray the Holy City not as seen personally, but by a mixture of imagination and reliance on the Bible and other literary sources. Within the nearly circular (and imaginary) city walls some buildings, such as the Dome of the Rock and the Holy Sepulcher, are depicted quite realistically, following e.g. Breydenbach's map.

Sources: Israeli Foreign Ministry