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1845 Ewing Map of Palestine, Israel or the Holy Land

Palestine or the Holy Land. - Main View

1845 Ewing Map of Palestine, Israel or the Holy Land




Palestine or the Holy Land.
  1845 (undated)     10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.32 cm)     1 : 1450000


This is a scarce 1845 Thomas Ewing map of Ancient Palestine, Israel or the Holy Land. It covers the region as it existed in Biblical times with divisions for each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel and includes the modern day nations of Israel, Palestine and Lebanon, as well as parts of adjacent Syria and Jordan. Various cities, towns, rivers, mountains and several other topographical details are noted with relief shown by hachure. This map marks both ancient and contemporary place names as well as the locations of Biblical events and ruined cities. The color coded outlines detail the region as it may have appeared in Biblical times, with the lands claimed by the various Tribes of Israel noted.

An inset map in the lower right quadrant details the Peninsula of Mount Sinai, where the cartographer notes, Mount Sinai, Mount Horeb and the ancient mountains of the Nile. It shows the course of the Israelites as they fled out of Egypt, across the Red Sea, and subsequently spent the next forty years wandering in the Sinai before migrating into the Promised Land by crossing the Jordan River just north of the Dead Sea. The names of the Twelve Tribes are listed along the right margin.

This map was published in 1845 by Oliver and Boyd as part of Ewing's New General Atlas.


Oliver and Boyd, Ewing's New General Atlas: containing Distinct Maps of all the Principal States and Kingdoms throughout the World, (Edinburgh) 1845.    


Very good. Minor foxing at places. Blank on verso.