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Maps of the Middle East

It is no secret that maps have been tools of domination and power in the world’s history of conquest and colonization. This is true in the Middle East, a region of the world rich in ancient history, culture, religion, and chaos. Antique maps of the Middle East show a landscape that combines beauty with cruelty, divinity, with bloodshed.

Many fine original maps of the Middle East are held at the Jewish National Library in Jerusalem, including ancient maps of the Holy Land dating from the 15th century. The earliest is a simple woodcut from 1475 showing a peaceful Palestine with place names and a figure in the upper left blowing a gust of wind across the land. A 1591 map by Abraham Ortelius is bordered by spherical vignettes picturing famous biblical scenes of miracles and conquests. Dutch... Read more

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Map of the Judah and Israel in biblical times' 20th century 70's

April 29, 2017, 12:00 PM EET
Riga, Latvia

€500 (starting bid)

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Three geographic maps-Engravings of Egypt. 18th century

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$120 (starting bid)

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A Map of Jerusalem and the Temple. Braun & Hogenberg. Koln, 1572

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$150 (starting bid)

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Map of Jerusalem. Keren HaYesod, 1935

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$100 (starting bid)

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[2] maps of the Holy Land printed by colored lithograph. 19th century

May 3, 2017, 5:00 PM EET
Jerusalem, Israel

$80 (starting bid)

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EHRENBERG AND RÜPPELL. ARABIA UND DAS NIL-LAND. 1835

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,400 (1 bid)

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