Rare 150-year-old Jerusalem maps sell for NIS 13,000 at auction

Rare, 150-year-old maps of Jerusalem from a British Army operative during the Ottoman Empire, constituting “the basis for the modern understanding and recognition of Jerusalem,” were sold at auction on Sunday for NIS 13,000.

The maps in question, the first modern topographic maps of the city drawn by Capt. Charles Wilson, attempted to resolve sewage and sanitation problems in Jerusalem.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rare-150-year-old-Jerusalem-maps-sell-for-NIS-13000-at-auction-450829

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