1969 Carta Hebrew Map of Israel after Six Day War

ישראל קווי הפסקת האש, יוני 1967 / [Israel The Ceasefire Lines of June 1967]. - Main View

1969 Carta Hebrew Map of Israel after Six Day War


Safe and secure sightseeing after the Six-Day War.


ישראל קווי הפסקת האש, יוני 1967 / [Israel The Ceasefire Lines of June 1967].
  1969 (dated)     38 x 13.25 in (96.52 x 33.655 cm)     1 : 310000


A scarce 1969 Zionist road map of Israel, produced by the Jerusalem firm Carta. Designed like a strip map, mimicking the elongated shape of Israel, the map provides information for motorists and travelers while also reflecting (and endorsing) the post-1967 / Six Day War borders of Israel.
A Closer Look
The map utilizes the borders of Israel following the 1967 Six-Day War, including the Golan Heights and the Sinai Peninsula (returned to Egypt in 1982). There is no evidence of Palestinians or Palestinian communities. Two borders run along the edge of the Golan Heights, reflecting the uncertain and contested status of the region.

The map is primarily intended for motorists, highlighting cities and attractions while reflecting a sense of optimism and security. The legend at bottom explains the notations for roads of various types, cities, borders, settlements, ancient ruins, tourist attractions, youth hostels, guest houses, resorts, beaches, ports, airports, areas of agricultural production, and tourist offices. Distances between towns and cities on roads are marked along stretches of road.
Verso Content
The verso includes a map of the Negev and Sinai at top, a pictorial map of Jerusalem at center, and similar pictorial maps of Tel Aviv-Yafo and Haifa at bottom. On the city maps, various ancient and modern sites are numbered, corresponding to indexes between the maps. At the bottom is an illustration of a car passing vineyards on the road to Sinai.
Publication History and Census
This map was produced and published in 1969 by the firm Carta (כרטא) in Jerusalem. A note at bottom explains that the map was compiled using government data from the Survey of Israel. The only known institutional holding of this map is with the National Library of Israel, which also holds editions from 1970 and 1976. We are unaware of any other examples on the market in recent years.


Carta (1958 - Present; כרטא) is an Israeli publisher of maps and atlases. Also known as 'Carta-Jerusalem' and 'Carta, The Israel Map and Publishing Company, Ltd.', the firm's primary focus is biblical subjects. One of the principal cartographic publishers in Israel, the firm publishes Israel's national atlas alongside motorist road maps. The firm is also known for its historical atlases, and is the licensed publisher of the Hebrew edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. More by this mapmaker...

The Survey of Israel (1949 - present), since 1988 known as the Israel Mapping Center (המרכז למיפוי ישראל), is the successor of the Survey Department of Palestine, established by the British Mandate authorities in 1920. Under the British Mandate, the Survey was initially responsible for undertaking cadastral surveys and adjudicating land disputes, working with vague Ottoman-era records which were unreliable in any case due to property owners seeking to reduce their tax burden. When Jewish settlers began arriving in large numbers at the turn of the 20th century, they were often sold land from these ill-defined plots without any record of sale. Thus, the Survey was responsible for the laborious task of first producing a precise cadaster and then resoling the resulting disputes. From 1940, it shifted focus to drawing topographical maps of the Mandate's territory, a project that carried over into the post-1949 period. Under the United Nations plan for the partition of Palestine, the Survey was also meant to be divided into Jewish and Arab sections, but in effect most of the Survey's workers and records ended up in Tel Aviv. In the post-statehood era, the Survey continued topographical surveys and cadastral work in remote areas and in recent decades has adopted cutting-edge technologies such as geoinformatics. Learn More...


Very good. Light wear along original folds. Light offsetting.


National Library of Israel Call No. Israel h288. OCLC 713919011 (1970 edition).