Blog features Josse Collection of Holy Land Maps

More than 250 19th- and 20th-century maps illustrate changing borders

The Muriel and Jeremy Josse Collection of Holy Land Maps, which consists of more than 250 maps of late 19th- and early 20th-century Palestine and the African continent, as well as one 16th-century map of Palestine, is featured in the latest entry on the Brandeis Special Collections Spotlight blog.

The collection illustrates the changing borders of the region from the late Ottoman period into the British Mandate. According to donor and map collector Jeremy Josse, documenting these changes may augment studies of the historical and social events of this period, particularly those relating to early Zionism.

For more information on the collection and its significance, visit the blog post, written by Katherine Morley, an Archives & Special Collections assistant and master’s degree candidate in anthropology.

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