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A beautiful italian map of Palestine drawn in 1570// Une carte de Palestine faite en 1570.


Palestine 1570 map carte

  • Abraham Ortelius after Tilleman Stella. “Palestinae sive totius Terrae Promissionis, Nova Descriptio.” From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp: Aegidius Coppen Diesth, 1570-1575.

This map is of particular significance because it was the first map of the Holy Land published by Ortelius. Done in original color, this map has many important decorative and geographic features.

In the upper cartouche, Ortelius pays tribute to the promised land with all its goodness and holiness by quoting one of the most famous passages relating to the Holy Land. The map relays both biblical and modern geography and sets a precedent for maps of Holy Land for the next three centuries. Included in this map is the path taken by the Israelites from Ramses (Egypt) past Mount Sinai to Jericho. Biblical sites are depicted by churches, interestingly Jerusalem is not given great prominence in the map. The Holy Land is divided into the lands of the twelve tribes, Judeae and Samaria.

Along with their historic significance, Ortelius’ maps are noted for their delightful design and unusual Dutch coloring. They are decorative pieces in the finest Renaissance tradition, with elegant lettering, elaborate mannerist cartouches, sailing ships, and other charming features.

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A 1000 years of Palestinian people’s history gone


A 1000 Years Of History–Gone! – http://wp.me/pclTd-aqo

The recent event at UN HQ I will do posts on Palestine today…..The Palestinian flag now flies ….it has taken its rightful place among the nations of the world…..

On that faithful day ….14 May 1948 a thousand years was history began to disappear and all of it at the behest of the UN and the US……

loss of land palestine map

Since that awful day the land of Palestine has shrunk….a 1000 years of history being eating away by geopolitics….in a little less than 70 years the world has allowed a whole culture and land to become only a memory…

Watching the ISIS thing I see many similarities to what Israel is being allowed to do…..if it was not acceptable in World War 2….why is it acceptable today?

Let me give a guess…..because of some mythic tale in a non-historic context……

Source: Why did UN erase 1,000 years of Palestinian heritage? | The Electronic Intifada