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Maps of the Holy Land Cartobibliography of Printed Maps, 1475-1900

Laor, Eran (Compiler) (Shoshana Klein, Assisted)

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ISBN 10: 084511705X / ISBN 13: 9780845117057
Published by Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, NY, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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(full book description) Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, NY, 1986. 1st Edition Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=12.5"x10", 201pp(Index). 74 B/W Photos & COLOR Illus. DJ rear cover lightly rubbed & a 1/2" long DJ scratch in middle of rear cover, o.w. clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates, DJ tears, etc. A beautiful copy of a scarce book especially in this condition. There are 1185 map entries & 24 COLOR map illustrations. ISBN 084511705X Price Reflects 20% off! SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Bookseller Inventory # CONROY132311I

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Title: Maps of the Holy Land Cartobibliography of ...

Publisher: Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, NY

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: 74 B/W Photos & COLOR Illus

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Offers, for the first time, a comprehensive and scholarly cartobibliography of printed maps of the Holy Land. For many centuries, the Holy Land was the most important and prominent subject of mapmaking. The Hebrews acquired the art of surveying during their exile in Egypt--and the scriptural account of the apportioning of the Promised Land among the tribes is thought to be the first literary evidence of mapmaking in the early history of mankind. This magnificent collection ranges from the first printed map in the 1475 edition of the Rudimentum Novitorum via the extensive collection of Ptolemaic maps and the maps produced in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries to the surveys of the 20th century. The catalog is arranged alphabetically by author. A general index of personal names and a chronological index facilitate identification of maps by collectors and librarians. The volume's 24 color reproductions and over 50 illustrations highlight the entries, of which there are over 1000, and each entry is accompanied by critical notes explaining its history and importance.

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