Towards the Eternal Center: Israel, Jerusalem, and the Temple

Chorographia Terrae Sanctae in angustiorem formam redacte et ex variis auctoribus a multis erroribus expurgata
(Outlay of the Holy Land Printed in Narrow Format with Numerous Corrections Made by Various Authors)

Jacobus Tirinus
Engraved by Cornelius Galle?
Printed by Martinus Nutius
Antwerp, 1632
37.9 x 92.4 cm
M 35

This hand-colored, printed map appeared within Jacobus Tirinus' book Commentarius in Vetus et Novum Testamentum (Commentary on the Old and New Testament). Oriented towards the east, the map includes the territories of the twelve tribes on both sides of the Jordan River. The inset oval map in the lower margin featuers a reproduction of an earlier view of ancient Jerusalem created by the sixteenth-century Spanish, biblical geographer, Juan Bautista Vilalpando (1552-1608).