Captain Charles William Wilson
Charles William Wilson (1836-1905) was a British Army officer, archaeologist and geographer. Following several years in the American West, Wilson was transferred to Palestine in 1864 where he became deeply engaged in the formation of the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) and spearheaded the Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem, which became a tremendous success. He also conducted excavations on the Temple Mount. In 1868, Wilson joined the Ordnance Survey of the Sinai, helping to produce a series of spectacular and detailed maps of the region. He served as Chairman for the PEF from 1901 until his death.
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[With Extensive Contemporary Annotations] Ordnance Survey of the Peninsula of Sinai Made in 1868-9 By Captains C.W. Wilson, and H.S. Palmer, R.E. Under The Direction of Major-General Sir Henry James, R.E. F.R.S. &c. Director of the Ordnance Survey
The difficult merger between religious belief and scientific thought: annotated map of the Sinai from the height of the British Empire.Place/Date: London / 1869$3,500 Add to cart