Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Survey of Western Palestine

Here's a set I almost never see available for sale (and for many years I have had a continuous search for it going through ABEBooks).  But it's a bit out of my price range, so I'm passing it on to you.

The Survey of Western Palestine, Col. Sir Charles Warren; Capt. Claude Reignier Conder 1881, Published for the committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF), 1881-1889 - First Edition (according to bibliographic resources). A set of six cloth folios, being 11. Bookseller: Orr Hirschauge, Tel-Aviv  Price: US$ 4500.00

View or Order this Book:

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/ListingDetails?bi=1039913148&cm_la=want

Of course, if you just want the maps, in super high-resolution, you can get those on CD for $35.  Or you can get the Index for free. Archive Books has the reprint set available for £2,995 ($5,966).

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3 Comments:

  • Western Palestine?
    Where is that? Is it some obscure country invented by the Romans?
    Or do they mean Western Israel?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Jan 30, 01:12:00 AM  

  • Palestine was the name of the region in the 1870s when this survey was made. Western Palestine was the area west of the Jordan River (today's Israel) and Eastern Palestine was the area east of the River (today's Jordan). The modern state of Israel was founded in 1948, and in the 1870s virtually no one dreamed of the re-establishment of a Jewish state where it had been destroyed 1800 years earlier.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Wed Jan 30, 07:51:00 AM  

  • Todd, I've always wondered why the Palestinians (sic) don't push for a state in Jordan? That's where Arafat started his campaign for a Palestinian state! Too bad it's more about their hatred of Israel than it is about providing homes.

    By Blogger Delta, at Wed Jan 30, 10:09:00 AM  

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