Forty years of travel in the desert (holy land map, 1695)

Abraham bar Jakob the Proselyte1695/1695

The National Library of Israel

The National Library of Israel
Jerusalem, Israel

A map of the Land of Israel, oriented, presenting the path followed during the Exodus from Egypt.The map shows the sinful cities (Sodom, Gomorra, Admah and Zeboiim) caught in fire; the areas designated to the tribes; on the upper part of the image the Dead Sea appears on the right, the Sea of Galilee and the Hula Lake on the left. The author added various Hebrew elements: for example – cows and beehives ("A land of milk and honey"); ships towing tree trunks from Lebanon to build the Temple; Jonah thrown from the ship and emerging from the fish's mouth.Egypt depiction as a woman drawn after Petrus Plancius 1594 world map. From the Amsterdam Haggadah, Abraham bar Jakob the Proselyte, 1695.


  • Title: Forty years of travel in the desert (holy land map, 1695)
  • Creator: Abraham bar Jakob the Proselyte
  • Date Created: 1695/1695
  • Location: Israel
  • Location Created: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Physical Dimensions: 262x480 mm
  • Original Language: Hebrew
  • Subject Keywords: Holy Land Maps
  • Type: Map
  • External Link: View Full Catalog record
  • Medium: Copperplate

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