Noted for its striking woodcut illustrations, this book recounts a pilgrimage to the Holy Land undertaken in 1483–1484 by Bernhard von Breydenbach, Dean of Mainz Cathedral. Six leaves across, the exhibited fold-out illustration of Jerusalem represented the city with unprecedented topographical accuracy. However, the woodcut omits any evidence of the city's contemporary Muslim rule and inhabitation.
06196. Bernhard von Breydenbach (d. 1497). Peregrinatio in terram sanctam. Mainz: Erhard Reuwich, 11 February 1486.
Fold-out chancery folio
Breydenbach, Bernhard von, approximately 1440–1497, Schöffer, Peter, approximately 1425–approximately 1502, printer, and Reuwich, Erhard, active 1483–1486, publisher. , “06196,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed November 29, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1696.