Wien: Gedruckt Bey Georg Holzinger, 1819. Hardcover. Item #38009
First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 122 pages, 17cm. In Hebrew with some Latin characters. Title translates to “Research of the Land: A Book Covering the Lands Covered in the Holy Books. ” Lowisohn published this distinctly modern study and census nearly a century before the official advent of Zionism, covering the many places that appear in the bible. Lowisohn (1788-1821) was a Jewish Hungarian historian and poet who brought the ideas of the German enlightenment to Hungary as part of the Haskalah. The distinctly secular approach to biblical geography makes this piece particularly relevant to later Jewish nationalism. SUBJECTS: Palestine – Topography. Bible. Old Testament -- Geography. OCLC: 19149175. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide (UCLA, Harvard, Wayne State, HUC, Penn, Denmark, Ets Haim-Amsterdam). Vinograd, Vienna 500. Binding repaired. Overall Very Good Condition. (ZION-14-63).