Eretz Israel

Collection: Osher Collection

Name: Eretz Israel

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Notes: Includes three pages of text, in Hebrew

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Dimensions: 40 x 19 cm.

Historical Context: One of the earliest Hebrew printed maps of the Holy Land was created in 1523 by Rabbi Mizrachi whose parents had taken refuge in Ottoman Turkey after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. The map is based on places mentioned in the book of Deuteronomy in the Old Testament. It represents the Holy Land as an abstract, schematic image with east at the top and the land of Israel (Eretz Israel) in the center

Accession Number: OS-1523-1

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