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Map of Pre-1948 Palestine:
“Psalter Map”

(c. 1225)


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


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The Psalter Map (named after the book of Psalms) is characteristic of mediaeval world maps, elucidating the writings of the Church fathers rather than geography. Jerusalem is indicated in the center of the map and around it appears, relatively much enlarged, the Holy Land, with the Dead Sea, the rivers Jor and Dan which unite to form the Jordan, as well as Jericho, Caesarea, Akko and other towns.


Sources: Israeli Foreign Ministry

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