Map This [is being produced] so that all can know the route of the travels [of the Israelites] 40 years in the desert [through] the width and length of the Holy Land from the Nile to the city of Damascus, from the Arnon Valley to the Mediterranean Sea, and in it each individual tribe was given its own portion of the land.

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Title

  • This [is being produced] so that all can know the route of the travels [of the Israelites] 40 years in the desert [through] the width and length of the Holy Land from the Nile to the city of Damascus, from the Arnon Valley to the Mediterranean Sea, and in it each individual tribe was given its own portion of the land.

Summary

  • This 1695 copperplate engraving of the Holy Land is one of the earliest printed maps in Hebrew. The map was drawn by Abraham Ben-Jacob, a convert to Judaism, based on an earlier map by Christiaan van Adrichem (1533-85), and reproduced in the Amsterdam Haggadah. The map features Biblical illustrations, among them depictions of the story of Jonah and the whale, King Solomon's fleet carrying the cedar trees for the construction of the temple in Jerusalem, and beehives and cows symbolizing the milk and honey of the Promised Land. The Amsterdam Haggadah was the first Haggadah to include copperplate engravings, and was widely copied and distributed throughout Europe.

Names

  • Abraham ben Jacob (17th century) Creator.

Created / Published

  • Amsterdam : [publisher not identified], 1695.

Headings

  • -  Israel
  • -  1695
  • -  Bible. Old Testament

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: Copperplate ; 262 x 480 millimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Israel.
  • -  Content in Hebrew.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • The Eran Laor Cartographic Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668293

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Abraham Ben Jacob Creator. This is being produced so that all can know the route of the travels of the Israelites 40 years in the desert through the width and length of the Holy Land from the Nile to the city of Damascus, from the Arnon Valley to the Mediterranean Sea, and in it each individual tribe was given its own portion of the land. [Amsterdam: Publisher Not Identified, 1695] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668293/.

APA citation style:

Abraham Ben Jacob Creator. (1695) This is being produced so that all can know the route of the travels of the Israelites 40 years in the desert through the width and length of the Holy Land from the Nile to the city of Damascus, from the Arnon Valley to the Mediterranean Sea, and in it each individual tribe was given its own portion of the land. [Amsterdam: Publisher Not Identified] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668293/.

MLA citation style:

Abraham Ben Jacob Creator. This is being produced so that all can know the route of the travels of the Israelites 40 years in the desert through the width and length of the Holy Land from the Nile to the city of Damascus, from the Arnon Valley to the Mediterranean Sea, and in it each individual tribe was given its own portion of the land. [Amsterdam: Publisher Not Identified, 1695] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668293/>.