large color bird’s eye view of Jerusalem
(JERUSALEM.). Bird’s Eye View of Holy Jerusalem
Chromolithograph. 20x 27 ½ in. Short closed tear at top, lightly creased where once rolled. Very good condition. Archivally framed in a handsome gilt frame, linen mat.
This vibrant chromolithograph bird’s eye view of Jerusalem was published in Odessa for the tourist market.
The foreground is dominated by the Dome of the Rock, behind the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem. In the background appear houses of the Old City and the holy sites. Captions in Russian describe selected sites. The title of the lithograph appears in the margins, in Russian, English and French.
A striking display piece.