Three-dimensional circular plaster relief map of the city of Jerusalem and its surroundings, hand-colored and varnished, the map with typed identifying labels affixed to the surface, and with typed German-language legend identifying 30 landmarks affixed to inside of lid and French translation handwritten alongside the typed label, all noting various sites and monuments. Plaster map with typed paper labels and legends. Diameter approx. 12 inches. Affixed to original publisher's circular cardboard box with separate lid. Excellent condition. Berlin (E. Schotte & Co.) n.d. (circa 1880).
Ernst Schotte was a noted Berlin publisher specializing in maps, relief globes, planetary models, and topographic relief maps, and was one of the leading publishers in this field at the end of the 19th century. This map identifies 30 numbered sites and monuments, along with many additional unnumbered landscape features surrounding the city. Some of the marked locations include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Cavalry, monasteries, consulates, Herod's palace, the Dervish mosque, the Ecce Homo arch, the Palaces of the High Priests Annas and Caiphas, the site of the Last Supper, the House of the Virgin Mary, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Mount of Olives. This map is a rare and detailed document of historical Jerusalem. Incredibly scarce; as of January 2019, WorldCat does not show any listings for this map. Book ID: 48999