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This map of Palestine by Lucas Brandis was published in Lubeck, Germany, in 1475, for his history of the world, Rudimentum Novitiorum (First lessons for novice scholars). Considered the first “modern” printed map because it was not derived from Classical sources, it is also the oldest work in OML’s collections. This map is “oriented” with east at the top, and Jerusalem at the center represented as a circular walled city overlooking the Mount of Olives, with Bethlehem nearby on the right. Its geography is reasonably accurate and shows many biblical scenes.