Bible Maps - A selection of reference maps depicting bible lands and stories from the bible.

Bible Maps

A selection of reference maps depicting Bible lands and stories from the Bible.

A close-up view of some of the art brush textures that have been incorporated in to these maps.

A close-up view of some of the art brush textures that have been incorporated in to these maps.

A better look at the topographical shading used on these maps.

A better look at the topographical shading used on these maps.

Bible Maps

Client: Dorling Kindersley

Four maps in a much larger series produced for a comprehensive reference book exploring the Bible, its stories and influence upon the world.

The brief for these maps included a need to emphasise the amount of time which has passed between the present day and the stories being mapped. As such, a slightly weathered appearance has been employed with the effects of digital art brushes prominent in the design.

The four maps displayed here relate to a selection of the stories found in the Bible. The map shown in the top left depicts the areas of the twelve tribes of Israel, founded by each of Jacob's sons, as described in the Old Testament book of Joshua.

The map in the top right of the image relates to the split and subsequent division of the nation of Israel, following the death of Solomon. A division which would see the formation of two separate kingdoms, Israel and Judah. This is described in the Old Testament book of 1 Kings.

The third map, in the bottom left, relates to the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. This map highlights a series of the possible routes travelled by the Israelites, as covered in the chapters found within the Old Testament book of Exodus.

The final map shown here (bottom right) depicts the route taken by Paul and Barnabas during their mission to Galatia and subsequent return journey to Antioch. An account of their route, as shown on this map, is given in the New Testament book of Acts.

Data from the following source was used in the compilation of these maps: Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM): NASA/NGA.

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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

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