Reise in das gelobte Land - Journey to the Promised Land, by Eduard Wilhelm Schulz. Published by Julius Bagel, Mühlheim an der Ruhr, 1854. Description of Wilhelm Schulz's journey to Eretz Israel in 1851, includes an engraving of the author's portrait, colored lithograph panels with early scenes of Eretz Israel, and a folded map of Eretz Israel.
The author was the founder of the Evangelical Hospital in Mülheim in the Ruhr. His journey to Eretz Israel comes from yearning and longing to see the landscapes of the country that captured his imagination from childhood. The descriptions in the book are very specific. It refers to every detail related to the landscapes of the visited sites, and the nature and customs of the inhabitants. Especially well-known is the chapter "Trip from Jerusalem to Hebron" in which the author documents the different types of stones they encountered on their way from Jerusalem to Hebron, the different types of flowers, and the ruins of the towns they encountered, and the ancient sites. Among other things, he describes the many dangers he and the delegation endured on their way to Eretz Israel. The lithographic tablets that appear at the end of the book were made according to photographs taken by the author himself on his journey.
The lithographs at the end of the book: Mount Zion, the Temple Mount, Hebron, Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee (of the earliest lithographs of Tiberias and the region), Rachel's Tomb, Solomon's Pools, the tents of the expedition, the Tabor, and other places.
XII, 375 , at the end + 19 lithograph plates and a folded colored map of Palestine 40x25 cm. Original leather spine with golden lettering. Stains on some pages of the book. overall good condition.