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Wadi Araba in Maps and Images


The Cartography of Wadi Araba

 
Tabula Peutingaria

- Oldest existing map showing road systems in southern Jordan and Israel. 

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Map of Ptolemy, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

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Map of Ptolemy, British Library Board

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Madaba Mosiac Map depicting Wadi Araba and the Negev

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Map of Middle East, William Hole, 1614(?)

- Note the disorientation of the mountains of Edom and the lack of recognition of Wadi Araba.

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mapharaeus.jpg (27165 bytes) Lvmen historiarvm per orientem, Franciscus Haraeus, 1624

- Note the lack of geographical accuracy.

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Map of Turkish Empire, John Speed, London 1626

- Note the lack of geographical accuracy.

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Romani imperii qua oriens est descriptio geographica, Nicolas Sanson, 1637

- Note the lack of detail, only Elana (Aqaba) in the Wadi Araba is identified.

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Palestina, siue Terrę Sanctę descriptio, Jan Jansson, 1650

- Note the unusual detail, the Wadi Araba is not identified.

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Map of the Middle East, Frederik de Wit, 1662

- Note the characteristic lack of detail; the Araba is not identified.

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Map of the Middle East, Vincenzo Coronelli, 1680

- Note the geographical inaccuracies, especially in the depiction of the Sinai; there is no indication that Wadi Araba was known.

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Totius Terrae Sanctae delineatio, Philipp Cluver, 1686

- Note again the geographical speculation.

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Iudęa seu Terra Sancta, Alexis Hubert Jaillot, 1696

- Note that the area south of the Dead Sea is regarded as deserted.

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Map of the Red Sea, Carsten Niebuhr, 1762

- Note that Niebuhr never explored inland so the Araba does not appear on his map

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For a good collection of maps depicting the Near East under Ottoman rule (though the images are not expandable), see:

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Satellite Images of the Araba and Near East

 
Image of Gulf of Aqaba and Sinai Peninsula from Apollo 7
Image of Gulf of Aqaba and Sinai Peninsula from Gemini 11
Satellite Image of Gulf of Aqaba

 

Wadi Araba from Humeima:
A Brief Photographic Journey through Wadi Aheimar

All photographs (c) 1995, AMSIImages

Panoramic View of Humeima from the West (Landscape Photo)
Approach to Wadi Aheimar
A Difficult Descent into Wadi Aheimar
Scenic view from Wadi Aheimar
Oasis in Wadi Aheimar
Approach to Wadi Araba: Part 1
Approach to Wadi Araba: Part 2
Approach to Wadi Araba: Part 3


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