1843 Beiling Map of Palestine or the Holy Land

Palastina-beiling-1843
$1,900.00
Karte von Palästina oder dem heiligen Lande. - Main View
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1843 Beiling Map of Palestine or the Holy Land

Palastina-beiling-1843

The Holy Land with vignettes of Biblical scenes.
$1,900.00

Title


Karte von Palästina oder dem heiligen Lande.
  1843 (undated)     52 x 37.25 in (132.08 x 94.615 cm)     1 : 320000

Description


This is an 1843 Carl Beiling map of Palestine or the Holy Land, depicting the Mediterranean coast from Byblos south to the Sinai. Vignettes of Bible scenes dot the map. These beautifully colored scenes add character. Many bear references to the Bible book, chapter, and verse. Numerous cities and towns are labeled, including Jerusalem, Damascus, Jericho, and Gaza. The ancient territories of the twelve tribes of Israel are outlined in color. A key is situated in the lower right. An inset of the Old City of Jerusalem is situated on the upper left. The Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock, and Al-Aqsa Mosque are identified, along with city gates and other sites.
Publication History and Census
This map was created by Carl Beiling, drawn by J. Lacroix, engraved by A. Krämmer, and lithographed in 1843 by Ferdinand von Harscher. Four examples are cataloged in OCLC and are part of the institutional collections at the University Library in Eichstätt, Germany; the Bavarian State Library in Munich, Germany; the University Library in Munich; and the State and City Library of Augsburg, Germany. We are aware of two other instances of this map on the private market.

Condition


Very good. Two sheets joined and mounted on linen. Lower sheet exhibits more toning that upper sheet. Exhibits light foxing.

References


Rohricht, R. Bibliotheca geographica Palaestinae, 461. OCLC 164842342.