The City Of The Great King; Or Jerusalem As It Was, As It Is, And As It Is To Be, By James Turner Barclay, James Challen and Sons Publishing, Philadelphia 1858.
The book is accompanied by three large folded maps [50X24 cm] showing a panorama of Jerusalem, engravings, and lithographs of the temple site in color. To the left of the cover is the author's portrait.
The author made his journey to Eretz Israel in the 1850s. The illustrations in the book are based on the photographs and drawings of Barclay himself. The Barclay Gate at the entrance to the Temple Mount to the west is named after him following a number of revelations he revealed. In the winter of 1854, Barclay explored Zedekiah's Cave, which he called the Great Cave Quarry in the north of Jerusalem's Old City and was the first in modern history to describe in great detail its inner depression. During his years in Jerusalem, Barclay notes that there were 14 synagogues, with a Jewish population of about 10,249, a Christian population of about 4,515, and the rest (probably Muslim) numbering about 15,000, many of them Turks, a total population of about 30,000 soul.
XII, 627  pages. Original cover with gilt embossing of the Gate of Mercy. Stains. Tears in the spine. Good - moderate condition.