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Mapping Jordan through two millennia

Author: John R Bartlett; Palestine Exploration Fund,
Publisher: Leeds, UK : Maney, 2008.
Series: Palestine Exploration Fund annual, 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shows how travellers and scholars since Roman times have put together their maps of the land east of the River Jordan.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Bartlett; Palestine Exploration Fund,
ISBN: 1905981406 9781905981403
OCLC Number: 233935962
Notes: "Palestine Exploration Fund, 1865."
Description: xi, 163 pages, 16 pages of plates : maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Western knowledge of the Transjordan region in the first millennium AD --
Medieval scholars, travellers and mapmakers --
The first printed maps --
Jacob Ziegler : Quae intus continentur and Terrae sanctae ... descriptio --
The sixteenth-century cartographers --
Seventeenth-century publications --
John Speed and Thomas Fuller --
Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century travellers in Transjordan and their maps --
Nineteenth-century exploration and mapping of Transjordan --
The triangulation of Transjordan --
The modern identification of ancient sites.
Series Title: Palestine Exploration Fund annual, 10.
Responsibility: John R. Bartlett.

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For all those interested in the history and development of map-making, especially as it pertains to the land east of the River Jordan, Bartletts publication is invaluable. Moreover, it makes an Read more...

 
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