Palestine

Description

This Latin woodcut map of Palestine is from the Rudimentum Novitiorum (A handbook for beginners), which is a history of the world published in Lübeck, Germany, in 1475 and contains what are considered to be the first printed maps. The map was printed by Lucas Brandis de Schass, and is based on an earlier map by Burchardus de Monte Sion (Burchard of Mount Zion), a 13th-century Dominican priest who traveled extensively through the Holy Land and the Middle East in 1274-84. The map is oriented with west at the bottom. Jerusalem is located at the center, indicating its central significance in Christian theology.

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Lucas Brandis de Schass, Lubeck

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Woodcut; two joined sheets; 388 x 578 millimeters

Last updated: September 29, 2014