1882 Conder & Kitchener - Map of Western Palestine from surveys conducted for The Committee Of Palestine Exploration Fund
Large 1882 Special Edition of Kitchener & Conder's famous Map of Western Palestine
Map of Western Palestine from surveys conducted for The Committee Of Palestine Exploration Fund...Special Edition Illustrating The Divisions of The Natural Drainage And the Mountain Ranges...
Horatio Kitchener & Claude R. Conder
167 x 90 cm (66 x 35.5 in)
Fine example of this special edition of Kitchener & Conder's Map of Western Palestine, published in 1882, the year following the issuance of the first edition of the map.
The original map consists of 26 sheets and is ordinarily found bound in atlas format; this version is laid on linen and folds nicely into its original case.
The present example of the map is heavily revised to illustrate drainage of the mountain ranges in the eastern part of the map, based on the work of Trelawney Sanders in An Introduction to the Survey of Western Palestine.
Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, was an Irish-born British Field Marshal and proconsul who gained fame for his imperial campaigns and later played a central role in the early part of the First World War, although he died halfway through it. In 1874, at age 24, the Palestine Exploration Fund tasked Kitchener to carry out a topographical survey of the Holy Land, replacing Charles Tyrwhitt-Drake, who had died of malaria.
Together with fellow Royal Engineer Claude R. Conder, Kitchener surveyed the region between 1874 and 1877, collecting data on the topography and toponymy of the area, as well as on local flora and fauna.
Dissected and laid on linen, with original slipcase (worn).
Conder, C. C., and H. H. Kitchener. The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. London, 1883.