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Holy Land Maps

In the entries that follow this introduction, the maps are organized by five conventional ages of cartography. Within these periods the entries are organized by countries in order of their prominence in mapmaking during the height of the Age. The entries are then organized by date and cartographer. Each cartographer is entered under his oldest dated map. If he has multiple entries, they will directly follow his first map regardless of date. Within this grouping the entire body of work for a cartographer can be seen at a glance. If two dates are given in an entry, the first represents the date of the map content. The second date is a different publication or printing date. When the first date in the entry is in parenthesis it means the map held by the UF Library is the same map but issued in a different printing.

When using the annotations of the Cartobiblography, there are certain features that may be assumed to be constantly displayed on antique maps of the Holy Land. To avoid repeating these in over six dozen entries, only the unusual situations or omissions will be mentioned. The area covered by the traditional map of the Holy Land is from "Dan to Beer-sheva," measuring only 50 miles wide and 150 miles long. In describing the area covered by a Holy Land map, the coastline is usually shown from Sidon to Gaza or further south to the Nile Delta. Both sides of the Jordan River and some border areas of other countries are customarily shown. The city of Jerusalem is another constant on the map. Place names are spelled the way they appear on the map with clarification provided for the more obtuse spellings.

Most of the antique maps of the Holy Land in the University of Florida Map & Imagery Library are from the collection donated by Dr. James and Adina Simmons in memory of their parents; Levy and Zenia Pevzner and Eugene and Irma Simmons. However, the Library already possessed some significant maps of the Holy Land before the gift and continue to add others. The non-Simmons gift maps are identified by an * in front of the entry and the donor or source is noted.


CLASSICAL AND EARLY MIDDLE AGES


Holy Land Map Ca. 350-450 AD (1660) Anonymous.
Tabvla ITINERARIA ex illustri PEUTINGERORUM BIBLIOTHECA Quae Augutae Vindelicorum, Beneficio MARIVELSERI Septem-viri Augustani In Lucem edita.
4 sheets ea. 39.8 x 51.8 cm.
Copper Engraving: Color
Donor: Adolf Mueller,
St. Augustine Fl., 1980
ALV9005
Holy Land Map Ca. 565 (1906) Anonymous
Madaba Mosaic Map, Map of Palestine Madaba
Jerusalem: Survey of Israel
50 x 75 cm.
Facsimile: Color Map Print
ALW0733


RENAISSANCE: 1450-1569


Holy Land Map 1493 Schedel, Hartmann (1440-1514)
HIEROSOLIMA
[ Nuremberg: Anton Koberger]
20 x 23 cm
Woodcut
(Front Side)
ALW0745
Holy Land Map HIEROSOLIMA
(Reverse Side)
TEST 1493 Schedel, Hartmann (1440-1514)
DESTRVCCIO IHEROSOLIME
[ Nuremberg: Anton Koberger]
26 x 54 cm. on sheet 43 x 56 cm.
Woodcut
ALW0747
Holy Land Map 1545. Munster, Sebastian(1489 -1552) --Ptolemy (87-150)
TABVLA ASIAE IIII on verso QVARTA ASIAE tabula continet Cyprum, Syriam, Palestinam...
[Basel: Henricus Petri]
30 x 39 cm.
Woodcut
ALW0749
Holy Land Map (1540) 1542. Munster, Sebastian (1489-1552)-- Ptolemy (87-150)
Terra Sancta XVI. NOVA TABVLA
[Basel: Henricus Petri]
25.5 x 34.5 cm.
Woodcut Color
ALW0751
Holy Land Map 1552. Munster, Sebastian (1489-1552)
Ierusalem ciuitas sancta, olim metropolis regni Iudaici, hodie uero colonia Iurcae.
[Basel: Henricus Petri]
16 x 38 cm on sheet 31 x 40 cm.
Woodcut
(Front Side)
ALW0752
Holy Land Map Ierusalem ciuitas sancta, olim metropolis regni Iudaici, hodie uero colonia Iurcae.
(Reverse Side)
Holy Land Map 1588. Munster, Sebastian (1489-1552)
Syria/ Cypern/ Palestina/ Mesopotamia/ Babylonia/ zwey Arabia/ mit Bergen, Wasseren und Stetten
Basel: Henricus Petri
30.3 x 35.7 cm.
Woodcut
ALW1812


GOLDEN AGE OF CARTOGRAPHY/ EMERGENCE OF THE ATLAS: 1570-1660


DUTCH AND FLEMISH

Holy Land Map (1584) 1695 Mercator, Gerhard (1512-1594 )--Ptolemy (87-150 AD)
ASIAE IIII TAB: [In Cartouche] TAB. IV. Asiae, in qua Mesopotamia, Syria, Arabia Petrea, ac Deserta
[Franecker: Leonardus Strick & Utrecht, Franciscus Halma]
34 x 46 cm. on sheet 44 x 55cm
Copper Engraving Color
ALW1287
Holy Land Map 1607 Mercator, Gerhard (1512-1594)--Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)
PARADISUS on verso text ITINERA DESERTI.
Amsterdam: Hondius
15 x 19 cm
Copper Engraving.
ALT1196
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