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Description

Only Traced Example.

A fantastic example of this very rare American wall map of the Holy Land, published by the American Sunday School Union in Philadelphia in 1832.

Inset "Plan of Jerusalem" in the lower right corner notes four general quarters of the city. The key lists a further A-Z points of interest in the city.

As a kind of thing, 19th-century American wall maps of the Holy Land are not overwhelmingly rare, however, the present map embodies all of the best material qualities of 1820s-30s Philadelphia mapmaking, from its color to its folding preparation and edge ribbon.

Rarity

No examples in over 100 years of auction records on RBH. OCLC lists only Stanford's digital image of the map (this example). OldMaps.com lists a record for the map with High Ridge (1994, $350), the present example.

Condition Description
Original hand-color in full. Dissected in 16 sections and laid on original linen, with original red selvage. Minor bit of toning or offsetting at the top edge. Minor separations at folding intersections.