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Fuller, Thomas
A Pisgah-sight of Palestine and the confines thereof, : with the history of the Old and New Testament acted thereon
Printed by J.F. for John Williams .., 1650-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. [12], 434 [i.e. 447], [1], 202, [21] p. : maps, plans.1st ed. Folio, modern calf, gilt-lettered spine. With frontis, engraved title-page and 26 (of 28) double-page folding maps and plans. Missing plate: "Jewish Habits." Hint of dampstain to upper right corner and edge for first 1/3 of book. Scattered spotting. Old library stamp on margin of title page. Modern endpapers. <br><br> This curious and singular work is not a mere geographical work, but contains many things relating to Jewish antiquities, and to the manners and customs of the people" (Lowndes, 848). A Pisgah view of Palestine is a reference to Moses' view, from Mt. Pisgah of the Holy land where he was not permitted to enter. Fuller's book provides a contemporary and comparable work to Milton's works. Hopkins describes Fuller's atlas as the first English bible Atlas (169 p.) Fuller used three engravers, John Goddard, Robert Vaughan and W. Marshall and maintained a uniform style. Fuller attempted to use the maps as a primary teaching tool to enlighten. <br>"Fuller's Pisgah Sight of Palestine: A Seventeenth-Century Bible Atlas" Hopkins: THE EVANGELICAL QUARTERLY, Vol. LIV No. 3 July-September, 1982 <br>{"Thomas Fuller's "Pisgah-Sight of Palestine" as a Comment on the Politics of Its Time, Florence Sandler, Huntington Library Quarterly, Vol. 41, No. 4 (Aug., 1978), pp. 317-343"<br><br> Wing F2455. Gibson SVIII:1. Cox I:208.
Bookseller: Sequitur Books [Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.]

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