From ancient times the Holy Land has been the focus of great attraction for Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. Throughout the ages Jews and Christians have made pilgrimages to the Holy Land, envisaged scenes and stories from the Scriptures, and dreamt of it from afar. Many of them left behind descriptions and studies of the Holy Land accompanied by scenes and drawings. The Eran Laor Cartographic Collection in the National Library of Israel contains about 1,500 maps of Jerusalem and the Holy Land from the beginning of print until today.
Collection: Images, Texts
Project: 10. Churches and religions in Europe., 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Chronology: From XVI until today
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Exhibition
Source: National Library of Israel
Owner: Filippo Galletti (Modernalia)
Copyright: National Library of Israel
Abstract: Maps of the Holy Land and Jerusalem