Rare separately published map of the world, published as an educational tool for teaching the Book of Mormon.
The map is a Book of Mormon-centric world map intended for Relief Society classes, locating sites in Central and South America in the Book of Mormon, including Zarahemla, City of Nephi, Desolation and the Land of Promise. Several of the most important places in the founding and establishment of the Mormon Church in America are also located (Sharon, Cumorah, Palmyra, Kirtland, Nauvoo, Independence, Council Bluffs, and Salt Lake City). The map also includes a list of:
- Principal Cities Not Located
- [Biblical] Authorities for Locations
- Cities Destroyed -- Year 33.A.D.
A note to teachers provides:
Explain to classes that no means are available at present for determining the exact location of B. of M. points. this map is only suggestive, prepared after careful consideration of the text and the reasoning and opinion of our best B. of M. Students . . .
The map was:
Prepared Especially for Relief Society Classes Approved by the General Board Designed to give the student a general view and lasting impression of Book of Mormon lands from the beginning of Nephite and Jaredite history at Jerusalem and Babylon, Asia, to their close in America. With the arrangement of the map of the World with the Western Hemisphere at the right we see at once all the countries and the leading cities involved in Book of Mormon and early Church history. Because of the uncertainty and difference of opinion existing in regard to the location of Book of Mormon points only such locations are made as our leading Book of Mormon students seem to harmonize upon, leaving teachers to make minor locations for their own use according to their own interpretation of the text. - Vincy R. Barker (Woman's Exponent - Vol. 41: No. 5.)