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Auction 50 Lot Number 73

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Three Prayer Leaves for the Israeli Day of Independence – Tripoli, 1949 / Letter from the Community Rabbi and Dayanim

Three prayer leaves and a letter from the head rabbi and dayanim of the Jewish community in Tripoli. Tripoli, Lybia, May 1949.
1. Printed leaf, "Prayer for Israel's Independence Day, 5 Iyar Every Year" / "Prayer for the Wellbeing of the State of Israel". Zarad Press, Tripoli [1949]. Stamped "Tripoli Chief Rabbinate and Departments". Fair condition.
2. Printed leaf, "Israel's Day of Istiklal [Independence] 5 Iyar 5709". Zarad Press, Tripoli, [1949]. Directions regarding additions to the permanent prayers, in Judeo-Tripolitanian Arabic. Fair condition.
3. Printed leaf, "Mincha [Afternoon] Haftarah for the Holiday 5 Iyar - Israel's Day of Independence". [Tripoli, 1949]. Good condition.
4. Printed letter, with the signatures of the chief rabbi and dayanim of the Jewish community in Tripoli. May 1949. Addressed to the ministries of religion, aliya and foreign affairs in Israel. The letter notes, among other things, that "we have decided to name all the boys born during the week of Independence Day 'Israel' and all the girls 'Tsiyona'".
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Auction 50 Lot Number 74

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Independence Haggadah – Aharon Megged

Independence Haggadah. Published by IDF / Human Resources - Information branch, 1952. Hebrew.
This Haggadah, telling the story of the War of Independence and the establishment of the State of Israel, was written by author Aharon Megged while on reserve-duty service at the chief education and culture officer headquarters, on the initiative of then-Minister of Education Ben-Zion Dinur. Ten thousand copies were printed, intended for soldiers to read on the eve of Independence Day. According to existing sources, the religious units and the military rabbinate objected, and the Haggadahs were destroyed. Yet the current copy contains handwritten notes attesting that the Haggadah was indeed read by a regional brigade, with the participation of the brigade commander.
[20] leaves, 20 cm. Good condition. Tears to spine. Cover partly detached, with tears. Sticker in the corner of front cover.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 75

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Long Letter from Sheikh Othman – Aden, following Riots against the City’s Jews, 1947

A long letter sent from the city of Sheikh Othman to the Altseikh community in Yemen, following the violent riots against the Jews of Aden, Sheikh Othman and the vicinity, following the Partition Resolution of the U.N. Assembly on November 29, 1947.
The letter includes greetings, numerous names and family details of the Sanhani family and their relatives. The letter is signed in a number of places by "Yihia Daoud Sanhani" and "Salam Yosef Hibi".
The letter includes a long and detailed description [over a page long] of the riots and their consequences:
"…and now we shall tell you about our condition, which is not good and is very unclear, when an event occured on 20 Kislev - the 'Nations of the World' [non-Jews] attacked Jews at Alsheikh Othman and at Aden and at Tawahi, and from Sheikh Othman 22 people were killed, from Aden - about 90 people, and from AlTawahi 5 people, and the wounded are too many to count, and some of the wounded have already died, and everything we had and all the Jews had was taken, no Jew was left with any money or tools or books or objects, everything was taken… great is the groan and mighty is the cry for the killing of our sacred brothers who were killed as innocents… men are crying and women are wailing in bereavement and children are yelling… and in addition we were horrified to see holy Torah books and holy objects in the hands of the Nations of the World, who were stamping on them with their feet and tearing them apart, and putting inside them spices and dates… and about the burning of the synagogues of Sheikh and Aden, which have been deserted and foxes walk about in them… and soldiers were brought to us and we were taken away from Sheikh, all the residents and refugees who survived the killings, and we were taken to Hashad Camp, called Ge’ula Camp… and we, the refugees in the camp, four thousand people… closed within 4 iron walls… we are afraid night and day… that the Arabs might attack us…" (Hebrew).
Following the resolution of the U.N. Assembly regarding the partition of Palestine and the establishment of a Jewish state in part of it, the Arabs of Aden (which was then a British protectorate) and its vicinities rioted against the Jews. In the first days of December 1947, during these attacks, many Jews were murdered and wounded; 106 out of about 170 Jewish stores were looted, four synagogues were burnt to the ground, 220 Jewish homes were burnt, damaged or looted and two Jewish schools, one for boys and one for girls, were emptied of all their contents.
[4] pp, 20 cm. Fair-good condition. Folding marks and wear. Stains. Some tears, with slight damage to text.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 76

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Collection of Documents from the Estate of Ya’akov Schreiboim – Transport of Yemenite Jews to Israel, 1949

Collection of documents from the estate of Ya'akov Schreiboim, related to the transport of Yemenite Jews to Israel known as "Operation Magic Carpet" ("On the Wings of Eagles"), and the planning and production of this operation. Yemen, 1949.
Ya'akov Schreiboim (1913-1991), born in Warsaw, immigrated to Palestine in 1934 and was sent to study in the Gur Chassidic Yeshiva "Sefat Emet" in Jerusalem. In 1946 he was sent by the Jewish Agency to Africa to serve as Rabbi of the Etzel and Lehi detainees and take care of their religious needs, and in 1947 - served as rabbi in Cyprus detention camps (until 1949). In 1949 Schreiboim was sent by the Minister of Interior to Yemen, to try and rescue the Jews who were there and transport them to Israel. After arrival in Yemen he met with the British Governor in Aden and revealed, to his surprise, that 50,000 Jews lived in Yemen (this number was unknown to the Israeli authorities). Schreiboim persuaded the Israeli authorities to accept the Yemenite Jews which led, in the end, to operation "Magic Carpet" through which 48,500 Jews arrived in Israel.
Collection includes :
* 23 letters handed or sent to Ya'akov Schreiboim; some letters addressed to him and some others - through him - to the institutes of the young State of Israel and its leaders. In the letters, written in a rich, poetic, language, Jews of Yemen tell about their state and their wish to immigrate to Israel. Many of the letters were written in response to letters which Schreiboim wrote to Jews in villages throughout Yemen. The letters were written between May-June 1949 and were sent from the villages of Ludar, Rada'a, Bicha, Muda’aya, Asla, Kam’a, and some other villages. Among the letters - a letter from “Agudat Shocharei Geula” in Aden, with the Union’s ink-stamp; letter from rabbi Yosef Shalom Korah of Sana’a; and a handwritten list of Jewish families in Bicha, Amtafa (Um-Dafa), Amsuma’a (Um-Suma’a), Na’em and Umsbaj. * Three reports, (memorandums) typewritten, sent by Rabbi Ya’akov Schreiboim to the Aliya Department of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem, from Aden, Yemen, during the months of May-July 1949 (As well as an “addition” to one of the memorandums). In the memorandums Schreiboim described the state of Yemenite Jews, the actions in “Ge’ula” camp, the urgency to leave Yemen, and supplies much information necessary to assist in the transport of Yemenite Jews to Israel.
Enclosed is a booklet titled “Shoshanat Ya’akov - Life Story of Shoshana and Ya’akov Schreiboim” (published by the Schreiboim family in 2005).
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Auction 50 Lot Number 77

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Map of Israel on Silk Fabric – Tunisia

Map of Israel printed on silk fabric, "Prepared by the Mohel F. [Fargi] Gaston Guez, May the Lord Keep Him and Save Him, Tunis". [Tunis, Tunisia, ca. 1948-1949].
Apparently, the map was printed after the proclamation of the State of Israel and before the conquest of Eilat. The map shows many settlements, with the illegal immigrant ships "Galila" ("To the Galilee"; shown flying a Zim Company flag) and "Artza" ("To the Country") in the sea, alongside a plane bearing the name "Herzl". The artist's signature appears on the top left margin in Hebrew and French. Fringes.
Approx. 85X83 cm. Good condition. Creases. Stains, mostly on reverse (covered with cotton cloth).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 78

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Secret Report Concerning the “Lavon Affair” – Numbered Copy Presented to the Minister of Justice, Dov Yosef

A secret report, concerning the "Unfortunate Affair ("Lavon Affair"). Two thick volumes containing reports and documents by David Ben-Gurion, journalist Haggai Eshed, and others, outlining and analyzing the affair and its aftermath. Photocopied edition. [October 1964].
The two volumes were printed in a very small number of copies, classified "Top Secret", and given to Government members and to security officials. The copy offered here is number 2 and was presented to Minister of Justice Dov Yosef.
The "Unfortunate Affair" is a title given to the operation and exposure of a secret cell that operated in Egypt in the early 1950s with the aim of influencing the relationships of Egypt with the United States and Britain. The cell acted on behalf of Unit 131 of IDF, and was trained and operated by the Israeli Intelligence. In 1954 the unit executed some sabotage acts in Western facilities in Egypt (the operations were supposed to seem as if executed by a nationalist Egyptian underground force). One of the operations was to place bombs in American Embassy libraries in Cairo and in a branch of the Library of Congress in Cairo.Members of the cell were captured and convicted in Egypt.
The military censor in Israel prevented publication of the affair and for many years it was referred to only by code-names and hints. The affair led to the appointment of various investigation committees and long and complex legal discussions, the main issue being: who issued the order for the operation in Egypt?. Minister of Defense at the time, Pinhas Lavon, resigned after a committee appointed by the Prime Minister did not reach a definite decision that it was not Lavon who gave the order. David Ben-Gurion was appointed to replace Lavon as Defense Minister, and later as Prime Minister. The "Unfortunate Affair" remained on the agenda and led to a political turmoil. Ben-Gurion appointed investigation committees, and asked journalist Haggai Eshed to compose a report about the affair. In 1960 the "Committe of Seven" - seven ministers, stated that Lavon did not give the order to execute the operation in Egypt, and that he did not know about it. Ben-Gurion rejected the conclusions of the committee and requested that a legal committee be appointed. Dov Yosef was a loyal supporter of Ben-Gurion regarding the affair and agreed with him that a Legal committee and not a ministers' committee has to decide "who gave the order". The events related to the affair and the investigations were among the central factors that led Ben-Gurion to resign from the government in 1963.
The two volumes of the report include:
* Ben-Gurion’s address the Minister of Justice Dov Yosef and the attorney general demanding an appointment of an investigation committee that will examine the “committee of seven” and its conclusions.
* Legal analysis of material related to the affair and to the “committee of seven”, done by lawyer Aharon Hoter-Yishai (head of the military legal service and the first military advocate general) and Yitzchak Tunik (later appointed as the third State Comptroller).
* “Who gave the order” - first draft of report about the Lavon Affair by Haggai Eshed [fifteen years later the report was published in a book by Eshed].
Collection of letters and documents (some are handwritten) from the estate of Minister of Justice Dov Yosef concerning the affair and the investigation committee.
Two thick volumes (hundreds of pages), 33 cm + about 20 documents (tens of leaves). Overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 79

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Collection of “Military Leaves” and Military Bulletins – May-June 1967

67 printed bulletins and leaves, of the various IDF commands from the Six-Day War and the period prior to the war, May-June 1967.
Most items are classified "Limited, for internal distribution only" or for IDF soldiers only. Included are: six publications by the Paratroopers Brigade "HaZanchan HaK'ravi", issues of "Chativon" and "Nizachon LaZanchanim"; two issues of "Badarom" of the Southern Command; three bulletins of "Harel" Brigade; five "Tsav Keri'ah" bulletins of the Central Command; three issues of "Aley Zafon" of the Northern Command; Navy Bulletin (five identical copies); "Chayalim Lochamim!", broadside issued by the General Staff; six "Military Leaves" and two "Utzvat HaPlada" bulletins; ten "Alertness Issues" of the Air Force Bulletin; and some other items.
Size varies, overall good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 80

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Destruction of Jerusalem – Double Incunabula Leaf from the “Nuremberg Chronicle” by Hartmann Schedel, 1493

Destruccio Iherosolime [Destruction of Jerusalem], double incunabula leaf (no. LXIIII) from Hartmann Schedel's famed “Schedelsche Weltchronik” (also known as “Liber Chronicarum” or "Nuremberg Chronicle"). [Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493].
Decorative hand-colored incunabula double-leaf woodcut depicting the destruction of Jerusalem and the First Temple, by Nabuzaradan, Nebuchadnezzar King of Babel's army commander, in the year 586 BCE.
According to Laor, this is only the second view of Jerusalem ever printed (Laor 1125).
40X54.5cm. Fair-good condition. Creases and stains. Framed and matted. Frame: 52X66cm.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 81

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“Travel book through Holy Scripture” – Heinrich Bünting – Helmstadt, 1582 – Maps

Itinerarivm Sacræ Scriptvræ. Das ist Ein Reisebuch, Uber die gantze heilige Schrifft in zwey Bücher getheilt. Helmstadt: Jacobum Lucium Siebenburger, 1582. German. Second edition.
Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae ["Travel book through Holy Scripture"], by Heinrich Bünting (1545-1606), German Protestant pastor, theologian and cartographer, born in Hanover.
This is one of the most important travel books, which, when published in 1581, was the most comprehensive and complete summary of Biblical geography. Since then it was printed in numerous editions and translated to many languages.
The book includes eight maps (one map is missing) - woodcuts - depicting the world and Palestine, including a map of Jerusalem and a plan of the First Temple.
[8] leaves, 1-2, 7-316 pp, [10] leaves, [3] leaves, 136 pp, [6] leaves, [3] leaves, 36, [1] pp. Missing: pp 3-6 and one map. Fair condition. Back cover and some leaves detached. Many markings in pen throughout the book and ownership marks. Stains, some dark. Original wood and vellum binding, damaged.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 82

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Christian van Adrichem – Study of the Holy Land, with Maps Showing the Territories of the Tribes of Israel – Cologne, 1593

Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et Biblicarum Historiarum cum tabulis geographicis aere expressis, Christiaan van Adrichom. Cologne, 1593. Latin.
Christian van Adrichem (1533-1585) - Catholic priest, born in Delft (Holland), wrote a number of works on Palestine. This book is a comprehensive description of the Holy Land, including ten engraved maps showing the territories of the Tribes of Israel, and two large maps (folded) - one of Palestine and the other of Jerusalem.
[12], 286, [29] pp + [12] maps, 38.5 cm. Good-fair condition. Loose or detached leaves. Some tears to leaf margins. Stains. Signature on title page. All the maps are detached. Most are stained. Worming to one map. The maps may have been taken from another copy of the book. Original vellum binding, almost completely detached.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 83

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Thomas Fuller – A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine – London, 1650 – Engravings and Maps Colored by Hand

A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine and the Confines Thereof, with the History of the Old and New Testament Acted Thereon, Thomas Fuller. Printed by M.F. for John Williams, London, 1650. English.
A comprehensive study of Palestine and its history, according to the Bible and the New Testament, by the English churchman, historian and author Thomas Fuller (1608-1661).
Accompanied by 30 unbound engraved plates, colored by hand, found between the leaves: 28 folded plates - maps of Palestine, Jerusalem, the territories of the Twelve Tribes, schemes of the Temple and more; the others – an additional title page and an armorial plate.
[10], 434, [1] (mispaginated; more than 434 pp.), 202, [17] pp. + [28] engraved plates. 34 cm. Overall good condition. Signatures are detached, with some wear and creases to leaves, and small tears at margins of some plates. Original leather binding in poor condition, torn. Spine is detached.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 84

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Panoramic View of Jerusalem – London, 1660

Hierusalem Veteris Imago Vera. Panoramic view of Jerusalem, engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar. London, 1660.
Panoramic plan composed of two sheets of paper, with 50 landmarks. On the upper left corner - a small plan of ancient Jerusalem (Hierosolymae veteris ichnographia).
Engraving approx. 109X39 cm (leaf: 110X44 cm). Good condition. Creases and folding marks. Foxing. Some tears at margins.
Laor 1043.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 85

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Olfert Dapper – Study of Syria and Palestine – Amsterdam, 1677 – Engravings and Maps

Naukeurige Beschryving van Gantsch Syrie, en Palestyn of Heilige Lant, Olfert Dapper. Amsterdam: Jacob Van Meurs, 1677. Dutch. Two parts in one volume.
Comprehensive study of Syria and Palestine, by Olfert Dapper (1639-1689) - Dutch writer, historian and geographer.
Including many engraved plates (most double-spread or folded) and engravings incorporated in the text. These include maps and engravings that depict Syria, Damascus and Tripoli; maps of Palestine, showing the territories of the 12 Tribes of Israel; maps and illustrations of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives and Bethlehem; a depiction of Jaffa viewed from the sea, and more.
[2] leaves, [6], 262, [4] pp, [2] leaves, 1-344, 337-581, [7] pp. 38 engraved plates + [1] engraved-plate (frontspiece). A folded map appears to be missing from the beginning of the second part. 30.5 cm. Good condition. Some stains and tears, minor worming and slight damage. Lower part of title page is cut (with damage to publisher and year of publication details). Bound in a handsome original vellum binding (slightly damaged).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 86

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Olfert Dapper – Study of Syria and Palestine – Nuremberg, 1688 – Engravings and Maps

Asia, Oder Genaue und Gründliche Beschreibung des gantzen Syrien und Palestins, oder Gelobten Landes… Nuremberg: Johann Hoffmann, 1688 (second part dated 1689). German. Two parts in one volume.
German edition of the comprehensive study of Syria and Palestine by Olfert Dapper (see previous item).
Including many engraved plates (most double-spread or folded) and engravings incorporated in the text. These include maps and engravings that depict Syria, Damascus and Tripoli; maps of Palestine, showing the territories of the 12 Tribes of Israel; maps and illustrations of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives and Bethlehem; a depiction of Jaffa viewed from the sea, and more.
[2] leaves, 200, [4] pp, [1] leaf, 400, [8] pp. 38 engraved plates + [1] engraved-plate (frontspiece). Some copies include an additional engraved plate. 32 cm. Good condition. Some stains and tears to leaf margins. Markings in pen on the inner side of the front binding. Original vellum binding.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 87

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“History of the Bible and the New Testament” – Engravings and Maps – Amsterdam, 1700

Histoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament, enrichie de plus de quatre cens figures en taille-douce. Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1700. French.
"History of the Old and New Testament", accompanied by more than four hundred illustrations and maps. Composed by David Martin, a Dutch Protestant theologian. Two parts in one volume. Original leather binding.
[20], 282, [6]; [20], 154, 20 pp (maps and engravings are not included in the numbering of pages and are not numbered), 41 cm. Good condition. Dampstaining to first 30 pages. Front cover detached. Damages at corners of binding and spine.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 88

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Johann Matthias Hase – “The Kingdom of David and Solomon” – Maps of the Land of Israel and its Environs / Illustrations of the Tower of Babel

Regni Davidici Et Salomonaei Descriptio Geographica Et Historica [The Kingdom of David and Solomon, a Geographical and Historical Description], by Johanne Matthia Hasio (Johann Matthias Hase). Nuremberg: Officina Homanniana, 1739. Latin.
A study of the kingdom of David and Solomon, by German cartographer, astronomer and mathematician Johann Matthias Hase. The first part contains six folded maps of the Land of Israel and the Near East (partly colored). The first maps depict the kingdom of David and Solomon in detail. The second part of the book contains diagrams comparing different cities of the world (Rome, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Peking and others), as well as diagrams and illustrations (partly colored) of the construction of the Tower of Babel.
[6] pp., 320 columns, [4] pp, [1] leaf, 131 columns, [2] pp + [20] plates of maps and diagrams [some folded]. 35 cm. Overall good condition, stains. Tears and wear to binding.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 89

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Large Wall Map – Living Areas of the Twelve Tribes – Amsterdam, 1662

Tribus Ruben, et Gad et partes orientales tribuum Beniamin, Ephraim, et dimidiae Manasse intra Iordanem. Map showing the regions of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, by Georg Horn and Jan Jansson, according to Adrichom (Situs Terrae Promissionis). [Amsterdam, 1662].
A large map, composed of six sheets. Oriented eastward. Impressive copy, colored by hand.
Approx. 85X180 cm (framed; unexamined out of frame). Overall good condition. Some stains. Some tears, mainly to lower part, some restored.
Laor 343-349.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 90

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Maps from the Ordnance Survey of Palestine by Wilson, 1865

A portfolio of maps, being the second part of the "Ordnance Survey of Palestine" conducted by Captain Charles William Wilson (1836-1905), in 1864.
Contains five folding, cloth-backed maps, including two maps of Jerusalem and maps of the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The Ordnance Survey of Palestine was the first modern cartographic and archaeological survey conducted in Palestine. During the survey Wilson discovered the arch named after him, in the northern area of Jerusalem's Western Wall.
Original portfolio, 53X38 cm, wear, tears and damages (two of the three flaps of the portfolio are detached and one is missing). Maps in good condition, with some wear and stains.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 91

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“Underground Jerusalem” – Charles Warren – London, 1876

Underground Jerusalem, an account of some of the principal difficulties encountered in its exploration and the results obtained, Charles Warren. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1876. English.
"Underground Jerusalem", by Charles Warren, an officer in the British Royal Engineers. Warren was sent to Palestine in 1867 by the British Palestine Exploration Fund and was one of the pioneers of archeology in the Holy Land, particularly in Jerusalem. The book contains nine plates - three photographs (the Western Wall, a group of Ashkenazi Jews and Samaritans praying on Mount Gerizim) and six diagrams and illustrations, with many additional illustrations incorporated in the text.
XX, 559 pp. + [9] plates, 22 cm. Good condition. Some foxing, mostly to first and last pages and to page edges.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 92

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Two Sets of Maps of Palestine – PEF, 1880-1881

1. Map of Western Palestine in 26 sheets from surveys conducted for the committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund by Lieuts. C. R. Conder and H. H. Kitchener, R.E during the Years 1872-1877. London: Ordnance Survey Office, 1880. English.
2. Map of Western Palestine, From Surveys Conducted By the Palestine Exploration Fund by Lieuts. C. R. Conder and H. H. Kitchener, R.E. reduced from the one inch map. London: Stanford's Geographical Establishment, 1881. English.
Large portfolio with 26 maps of Palestine, and an index map, on a scale of 1:63,360 (one inch per mile). The shoreline and central places of settlement are hand-colored.
In addition there is a smaller set of 6 maps of Palestine from 1881, with paper wrapper. The two sets are held in the first set’s original portfolio.
[28] leaves; [6] leaves. Portfolio 69.5X59.5 cm. Foxing, small tears. Open tears to wrapper of second set. The portfolio has been restored.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 93

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Jews at Prayer at the Western Wall –Alexandre Bida

Les Juifs Devant le Mur de Salomon. Jews at prayer at the Western Wall. Photogravure according to Alexandre Bida's illustration (signed in print). Paris-New-York: Boussod, Valadon & Cie, successeurs de Goupil & Cie, [between 1884-1887].
The French painter Alexandre Bida (1813-1895) visited Palestine in 1859 and painted the Western Wall and Jews at prayer. It is worthwhile noting that the worshipers have left their shoes in a pile on the side. See following item.
Approx. 60X50 cm. Good condition. Some stains. Frame: 79X69 cm (unexamined out of frame).

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Auction 50 Lot Number 94

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Jewish Merchants – Alexandre Bida

Jewish Merchants in the East. Etching by Alexandre Bida. [Probably France, second half of the 19th century]. Signed in print.
For information on Alexandre Bida see previous item.
24X17 cm. Sheet: 50X37 cm. Good condition. Framed.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 95

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Two Binders with Illustrations of Palestine –Germany

1. Jerusalem. Published by Dresdner Kunstanstalt Aktiengesellschaft, [Germany, late 19th or early 20th century]. Panoramic view of Jerusalem and nine more illustrations of sites in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine, in lithographic printing. Folded and contained in a printed cover. 10X15 cm (folded). Fair-good condition.
2. Palaestina, von C. Scheuren. Published by Jos. Rings, Duesseldorf, [early 20th century]. A dozen printed cards, with lithographic illustrations, in color, of views of Palestine and the vicinity. Contained in a small folder. 12.5X17.5 cm. Good condition.

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Auction 50 Lot Number 96

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“American Colony” – Two Catalogues

Two catalogues of slides for a "Magic Lantern", produced by "American Colony" and "Matson Photo Service". Jerusalem, 1920s-30s. English.
List of slides photographed by "American Colony" and "Matson Photo Service" in Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Iraq and East Africa.
1. 1927 Catalogue of Lantern Slides Produced by the American Colony Photographers Illustrating Bible Lands, published by Vester & Company, American Colony Stores. [Jerusalem] 1927. 82, [2] pages.
2. Catalogue of Photographs & Lantern Slides, Bible Lands etc. Published by "Matson Photo Service", [Jerusalem, ca. 1935]. An updated and extended edition of the 1927 catalogue. 158, [10], 20 pages.
Size and condition vary.

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