ALL ITEMS: 'Owen--G--Frederick

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6375G. F. Owen's early foundational map of Israel.DetailsOwen, G. Frederick1942
Foundational topographic birds eye view of Palestine
Owen, G. Frederick
$1,200.00Owen--G--FrederickFoundational-topographic-birds-eye-view-of-PalestineOriginal, scarce <b>first-edition</b> foundational birds-eye view of Palestine from 1942 by author and Middle-East expert G. Frederick Owen (1897-1987). In 1942 a group of Zionists in the United States adopted a set of resolutions titled the <b>Biltmore Program</b>, calling for <b>open immigration to Palestine</b> and the establishment of <b>Palestine as a Jewish Commonwealth</b>. Owen's 1942 small-scale view of Palestine pre-dates by six years the independence of the Jewish state of Israel in 1948. <br></br> Owen's 1942 lithographed map of Palestine in Third Dimension was cited by UCLA's Gerry Hale as among 18 of the best Middle-East reference and wall maps available in the West (1972), and was the only map to focus on Palestine in Hale's list [1]. Owen's map was published in six editions (1942, 1942*, 1955, 1955, 1967 and 1981). In 1947 Owen designed and edited a similar but larger-scale bird-eye view "Jerusalem in Third Dimension." Relief is shown pictorially and by shading. <br></br> A deep dive into WorldCat confirms only <b>four institutional holdings</b> of the 1942 first edition: LOC, BYU, Amherst, Harvard. <br></br> Copyright 1942 by G. Frederic Owen. Published by Beacon Hill Press, Kansas City, Missouri. <br></br> Palestine in Third Dimension Designed and Edited by G. Frederick Owen Member of the Palestine Oriental Society and the American School of Oriental Research <br></br> Sources: <br></br> [1] Hale, Gerry A. International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 3, no. 4, Cambridge University Press, 1972, pp. 505–08,