Map produced for American Zionists in 1917, 'Eretz Israel'
From Dan Wyman Books in Brooklyn, which specializes in Judaica, a 1917 map from the Federation of American Zionists. Map is $135.
We are pleased to present to you this rare original WW I-era ... Hebrew map of Erez Israel created for the Federation of American Zionists by Israel Belkind in the year of the Balfour Declaration, 1917...
Belkind was born in Logoisk [Russia]. In 1882, while studying at Kharkov University, he was among the students who founded the Bilu movement and went to Erez Israel at the head of its first group... In 1903 he founded an agricultural training school at Shefeyah (near Zikhron Ya'akov) for orphans of the Kishinev pogroms whom he brought to Erez Israel.
...During World War I Belkind was in the U.S., where he published his memoirs in Yiddish, Di Ershte Shrit fun Yishuv Erets Yisroel ("The First Steps of the Jewish Settlement of Palestine," 1918), and created this map. Apart from numerous articles and popular pamphlets, Belkind published a geography of Palestine, Erez Yisrael ba-Zeman ha-Zeh ("The Land of Israel Today," 1928).