National Geographic : 1919 Nov
Photograph byArchibald Forder AN ANCIENT IDEA OF PICTORIAL GEOGRAPHY: THE MADEBA MOSAIC MAP This is the oldest map of Palestine in existence. The dark oval represents the city of Jerusalem. Instead ofburdening thestudent ofgeog raphy with pink and green blotches representing political units, the maker of this mosaic map tried toshow thecountry pictorially. Bridges, fishes, men, and animals are depicted, as well as mountains, rivers, and cities.