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Rediscovering Jerusalem in the 1820s

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190 years ago, a German tourist named Westphal visited Jerusalem and sketched a map of the city. German and Israeli researchers examining the cartography of 19th-century Palestine recently rediscovered the map in a Berlin archive, providing a rare glimpse at the early stage of Jerusalem mapping. This second-earliest modern map of the city provides a correct outline of the boundaries and structures with keen precision according to Chaim Goren, a historical geographer at the Tel Hai Academic College. The earliest known survey map of Jerusalem that employed trigonometric calculations in conjunction with geographic and topographic data was drafted in 1818.

Haaretz


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  1. Danca Sorin says:

    Hi, ym very interssting abaout this map! yf you want and by nice men pls. send my, one copy in muy privat e-mail; [email protected] with, respect Danca F.Sorin from Roumanya/city; Constanta

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  1. Danca Sorin says:

    Hi, ym very interssting abaout this map! yf you want and by nice men pls. send my, one copy in muy privat e-mail; [email protected] with, respect Danca F.Sorin from Roumanya/city; Constanta

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