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The Eran Laor Cartographic Collection is a physical and virtual collection of maps. The heart of the collection comprises ancient maps, atlases and travel books to the Holy Land. More>>

 
 
For your convenience, you can browse the main content items of the Laor Collection (Jerusalem maps, maps of the Land of Israel and more) according to preset geographical and thematic classifications. In addition you can search the whole collection freely by using the search box at the top of this page.

 
Maps of Jerusalem

The Laor Collection comprises the most comprehensive collection of antique as well as measured maps of Jerusalem in the world today. The collection includes over 300 antique maps of the city from the 15th century onwards. More>>
 

Antique Maps of Jerusalem ​ ​ ​​ Antique Maps of Jerusalem Measured Maps of Jerusalem Measured Maps of Jerusalem
Antique maps of Jerusalem from the 15th until the 19th century, containing imaginary and realistic views. Numerous maps based on surveys of the city made from the beginning of the 19th century onwards.
 

 
 
Maps of the Holy Land, Palestine and Israel

In addition to the maps of Jerusalem, the Laor Collection comprises also the most wide-ranging collection of maps of the Holy Land in the world today. More>>
 

Antique Maps of the Holy land​​​ Antique Maps of the Holy land Hebrew Maps of the Land of Israel Hebrew Maps of the Land of Israel
Over 800 antique maps of the Holy Land representing the classical and the Christian mapping tradition. Jewish maps of the Land of Israel, from Rashi until the 20th century.
 
Maps of Regions and Towns in the Holy Land ​​​ Maps of Regions and Towns in the Holy Land ​ Measured Maps of the Holy Land Measured Maps of the Holy Land
Maps of regions and sites, like Bethleem and Nazareth, which are significant in Christian tradition. Maps based on surveys from the 1818 to modern maps made by the "Survey of Israel".
 
All the maps of Israel – the complete collection​​ All the maps of Israel – the complete collection
All the maps of the Land of Israel, old and new
 
 

 
Additional Maps

Besides antique maps of the Holy Land and Jerusalem, the Laor Collection also includes antique maps of the world, early printed atlases as well as atlases of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and travel books. These include World Maps, Maps of Various Regions and Countries and City Maps. More>>

 

 

World Maps​​​ World Maps​ Maps of the Middle East Maps of the Middle East
Breathtaking maps describing the whole world, from imaginary description such as the Clover Map to completely imaginary maps Maps from various periods offering a general description of the Middle East around us (not including maps of states or specific places)
 
Maps of various Regions and Countries​​ Maps of various Regions and Countries
Additional maps describing various areas all over the world
 

 

  • 04.12.2014, Thursday
    Map of Haifa, 1917

    From a British military guide that describes Palestine just prior to the British occupation, towards the end of WWI.

  • 28.10.2014, Tuesday
    Map of Bus and Train Lines, 1936

    By the engineer Hochstim, published by Friedlander. The map depicts the regular bus lines in operation in Eretz Israel in 1936.

  • 15.07.2014, Tuesday
    Detailed Map Series from the British Mandate Period

    The library has recently finished scanning a series of maps from the days of the British Mandate. The series was published by the Survey Department of the Mandate Government from 1928-1947.

  • 13.07.2014, Sunday
    Map of the Land of Israel by Ephraim Grauer, Odessa, 1899

    Map of the Land of Israel, 1899, prepared by Ephraim Grauer in Odessa. The map integrates past and present, Jewish history and the history of the Land of Israel beginning with the Zionist settlement.

The Hebrew University
The Hebrew University
Scans of the Jerusalem maps in partnership with the Hebrew University, Jerusalem – the Department of Geography
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The David and Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project
The David and Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project
Over the last years a large scale digitization project is taking place at the National Library. The project is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the David and Fela Shapell family. The scanning of the maps in the Laor Collection was made possible through this generous help as well.
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