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Early Printed Maps Of Galilee

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Cartographers of today have highly sophisticated means of locating places with precision on a map, but cartographers of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries had fewer resources . This chapter attempts to answer the following questions with reference to the biblical land of Galilee and the questions include how did those who drew and printed the maps of the Holy Land in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries plot the biblical sites on their maps, what resources did the great cartographers of the sixteenth century have, , and where did they find the information from which to draw their maps . The great sixteenth-century cartographers clearly borrowed from each other: Humfray Cole was an engraver who simply reproduced Ortelius work (without acknowledgement) ; Ortelius used Tileman Stellas work; Stella used Mercators work; and Mercator drew heavily on Ziegler .

Keywords: cartographers; Humfray Cole; Mercator; printed maps; Ziegler



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