Palestine—Johann Iwantschitz | Manuscript map of Palestine, 1852
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Manuscript map of the Holy Land. 1852
MANUSCRIPT MAP ON PAPER in pen and black ink with hand-coloured lines in blue and orange (455 x 285mm.), dissected into eight sections and backed on fine linen, edged with green silk, light offsetting and toning
A MANUSCRIPT MAP OF PALESTINE by the missionary Johann Iwantschitz showing the regions of the 12 tribes of Israel. The inspiration for this map is that of Johann Christoph Harenberg's famous map of Palestine published a century earlier, however this is not an exact copy of that map, instead Iwantschitz chose a portion of that map which he altered and significantly added details to produce a unique map.
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