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Muriel and Jeremy Josse Collection of Holy Land Maps

Identifier: 11-MWalB02700

Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 248 nineteenth- and twentieth-century maps of the Holy Land and Africa, as well as one 16th-century Munster map (circa 1540; this map is oriented to the south). Most of the maps are individual pages from atlases, now mounted on museum board and enclosed in mylar; some are matted in museum board with a mylar window. Many of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century maps are duplicates from different atlases. As a whole, the collection shows the changing borders of the region and provides context for the historical and geographical events of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


  • 1500s-1900s
  • Majority of material found in 1870-1923
  • Other: Date acquired: 20100900

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.


253.00 Items

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Maps are arranged in boxes by size.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Muriel and Jeremy Josse.

Other Descriptive Information

Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections