Eretz Israel

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Eretz Israel

Title Translation: Land of Israel

Barcode: 247

Creator: Mizrachi, Elia

Region Depicted: Holy Land · Palestine · Israel

Date Produced: 1523

Date Published: 1523

Language: Hebrew

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

Subjects: Holy Land · Palestine · Israel · Maps--Early works to 1800 · Bible --Geography · Bible. Deuteronomy · Judaism

Map Type: Thematic, Diagram

Dimensions: 40 x 19 cm.

Notes: Includes three pages of text, in Hebrew

Brief Description: Schematic map of the Holy Land with Israel in the center of the map

Physical Description: 1 map; uncolored

Theme: The Holy Land

Collection/Donor: Osher

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