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Map of Pre-1948 Palestine:
The First Printed Maps of Lucas Brandis


Pre-1948 Maps: Table of Contents | Holy Land (1759) | Hebron (1912)

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In 1475, Lucas Brandis published an encyclopaedic work about Christianity to which he added two maps which became the first printed maps (all previous maps having been manuscripts). One is a circular world map centered on the Holy Land. The other, shown here, is a map of the Land of Israel with Jerusalem at its center. In common with most mediaeval maps it describes the Bible lands not geographically but symbolically.

Sources: Israeli Foreign Ministry

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