[proof state] Carte topographique de la Palestine / Dressée d’après la carte topographique levée par le savant Jacotin…
Unrecorded proof state of the Vandermaelen-Jacotin map of Palestine.
This is an unrecorded proof state of this map: https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agdm/id/4391/, which was prepared by Jean van de Cotte and published by the Vandermaelen firm in Brussels.
The geography presented on the map draws heavily on the work of the illustrious Pierre Jacotin, who lead a team of French army surveyors during Napoleon’s invasion of 1799, and accumulated a wealth of information during the expeditions of Bonaparte, Murat, and Klér. Van de Cotte also relied on an influential 1835 map of Palestine by the famous mapmaker Heinrich Berghaus. Curiously, he has ignored the cartographic advances of Robinson and Kiepert.
An inset in the lower right corner features Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and environs, with an emphasis on biblical sites.
This proof state features all the geography and toponyms of the landscape, but is without the title, legend, and scale bars.
Large scale folding map backed on brown linen.
For the published version, OCLC (#920682475) shows only a single institutional holding, at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.