The Centre of the World? Jerusalem in Early Modern Thought

Worcester Cathedral Library and Archive Blog

This depiction of Jerusalem comes from Bernard von Breydenbach's Itinerarium Terrae Sanctae (Itinerary of the Holy Land). This edition is probably from 1502. The engraver of the print is unknown. This depiction of Jerusalem comes from Bernard von Breydenbach’s Itinerarium Terrae Sanctae (Itinerary of the Holy Land). This edition is probably from 1502. The engraver of the print is unknown. Image copyright the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral (UK).

A piece on this blog from 2014, which discussed Worcester Cathedral Library’s 16th and 17th century books containing Hebrew scripture, briefly mentioned the importance of Jerusalem to the Christian, Jewish and Islamic worlds. It contained a picture from a medieval manuscript which presented the city in an idealised, non-topographically accurate form.

A medieval depiction of Jerusalem. With thanks to Konstanze Kupski for the original article and for finding this picture. Image copyright the Dean and Chapter of Worcester Cathedral (UK).

Last September, I explored the development of world maps in the Early Modern period, looking at how the perceptions and depictions of the world changed over time. In this…

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