Sort of makes you wonder about "all of our grandfathers." (link)
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Portrait of the artist as a young mapmaker.
Here's the famous self-portrait of Ya'akov ben Avraham Zaddik (aka Jaacob Justo) in his 1621 map of the land of Israel printed in Amsterdam. You can read his entire inscription by clicking the image below to enlarge it. See the complete map here.