Old Map of Jerusalem, 1582 by Georg Braun - Jewish & Islam Old City, Temple Mount, City Walls, Tower of David, Jaffa Gate
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Originally handcoloured almost 450 years ago, this is one of the finest examples of this map that I've ever seen.
This map looks great at all sizes from 12x16 inches (30x40cm), to 16x20 inches (40x50cm) and 24x36 inches (60x90cm). But it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 80 inches (200cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
The fifth listing image shows an example of my map personalisation service.
Of course, Jerusalem back in the 1500s looked rather different than the Jerusalem of today. Take a look at the detailed images and see if you can recognise any of the streets or landmarks! To help you, there's a key in the bottom right corner of the map with numbering for 48 important buildings.
The map looks at the Old City of Jerusalem from a vantage point to the east of the city, probably the Mount of Olives. In the foreground is the eastern wall and the Temple Mount - in the distance, the Jaffa Gate.
Most of the 48 buildings are of Christian importance - even though at the time, in the 1500s, the area was dominated by Islam and the Ottoman Empire. The figures in the foreground, and the minarets dotted around the city, acknowledge this.
This would make a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift for someone from Jerusalem or who is interested in the history of the Holy Land.
If you are looking for an old map of the whole region of Palestine/Israel, look at this map by John Speed.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
Some of my old maps are now available on canvas. Smaller and larger sizes are available, but you must contact me to order.
Check my canvas maps collection to see which maps are currently available on canvas.
Canvas old maps are an interesting alternative to conventionally framed maps. Depending on your personal taste and room decor, canvas maps can "pop" a bit more than a framed map.
I print on responsibly sourced canvas with very high quality, fade-resistant inks. Then the canvas is stretched over a hand-glued solid wood frame - and yes, the wood is responsibly and renewably sourced.
The finished piece is 1.5 inches (3.8cm) deep and comes ready to hang.
Please note that because of the texture of canvas, some of the finer details on some maps will be harder to read than a map printed on paper.
At 36x24 inches (90x60cm) everything should be legible. But if you want to check before you order, please contact me.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.