For the Map-Addicted, Old Maps CP if Interested

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Denise | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jan 19 2020 9:45 AM

https://www.logos.com/product/175928/survey-of-western-palestine-memoirs-of-the-topography-orography-hydrography-and-archaeology  

Contra the product page, it's not 2001 ... more like 1875-ish. Mainly, I want the old maps. There's also plants, etc plates. And cheaper than the Amazon re-packaged digitals.

I admit, I'm curious exactly what ruins did the surveyors  come across, and earlier roads.

See also (CP is vol 1-3):

https://www.pef.org.uk/monographs/the-survey-of-western-palestine-1871-1877 (also archives.org)

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 19 2020 2:56 PM

I'm in on this one, but I must confess to mixed emotions on it.  I've been disappointed by the quality of the images in a lot (most?) of my Logos resources.

But I do love old maps.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 19 2020 5:08 PM

EastTN:
I must confess to mixed emotions on it

I agree. And not meaning to be overly unhopeful, but 30 days is ok with me, if those surveyor boys' work can't be deciphered.

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Brad | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 19 2020 6:22 PM

I'm in too.  Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Denise.

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Glenn Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 20 2020 4:40 AM

Had my $10 bid for awhile now :)

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 20 2020 6:57 AM

"The expedition led by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener from 1871 to 1877 continues to make a major contribution to the geographical knowledge of Palestine, both ancient and modern. In fact, most maps used today are based upon their original survey. Their reports included both a huge map of Palestine divided into twenty-six sections and ten thousand sites listed alphabetically in the text according to their Arabic names and then transliterated into English. "

John D. Currid, Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible: a Basic Guide (Baker Books 1999) - https://ref.ly/o/archlndbblcurrid/103885?length=461

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 10 2020 2:23 PM

Denise:

Ok, down to the wire (Valentine's Day 12 midnight, after that smoochie date with your spouse). $10. And if the maps aren't quite there, 30 day return.

If you go to Amazon, things start adding up frustratingly. The problem, is the product was pretty sizable.

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 11 2020 11:18 AM

I am in.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 12 2020 5:22 AM

Okay, I'm in too. I only wish I could see more examples of the 26 "highly detailed maps".

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 12 2020 6:00 AM

Bruce Dunning:

Okay, I'm in too. I only wish I could see more examples of the 26 "highly detailed maps".

Agree. But the limited ones I looked at were surprising. We're used to US Army 1800s maps here in Arizona, where every major rise is a 'mountain' ... apparently, following the early trails, they couldn't see if it was a mesa or mountain on the other 'side'. The Palestine ones look like normal topo maps in quite a bit of detail.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 12 2020 6:34 AM

Denise:

Bruce Dunning:

Okay, I'm in too. I only wish I could see more examples of the 26 "highly detailed maps".

Agree. But the limited ones I looked at were surprising. We're used to US Army 1800s maps here in Arizona, where every major rise is a 'mountain' ... apparently, following the early trails, they couldn't see if it was a mesa or mountain on the other 'side'. The Palestine ones look like normal topo maps in quite a bit of detail.

Thanks for explaining that. I love maps so this should be interesting to examine.

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Martin Hall | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 12 2020 8:44 AM

Thanks for the heads up, I am in too. 

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