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

Peregrinatie ofte Veertich Iarige Reyse der kinderen Israels...
(Peregrination or the Forty Year Journey of the Children of Israel)

Olfert Dapper and Jacob van Muers
Printed by Jacob van Muers
Amsterdam, 1677?
45.7 x 48.9 cm
M 98

Two dramatic episodes from the period of the Jews' travels in the desert flank the image of Moses receiving the Tablets of the Law. On the right, the Jews are cured from a plague when Moses directs their attention to the copper serpent; on the left, Moses is shown hitting the rock to obtain water for the Children of Israel. The map is adapted from an earlier work by Nicolas Visscher.