Spyro, Spyridon (mapmaker).
Jerusalem. Greek Convent Press. Map copyright date in image 1945. Date beneath map 1958.
5th Edition. Color pictorial / pictographic map, sheet 16 1/4 x 22 3/4 inches, folding into card folder, 8 1/2 x 5 inches. 13 numbered descriptive text pages plus 5 unnumbered advertising pages, KLM advertisement on verso. 1 inch tear to middle right edge of map, penetrating decorative border; toning to top edge, well outside image area; diagonal creasing around one fold intersection. Moderate wear with multiple short tears to card cover extremities. Overall very good condition. A handsome map with a decorative knot border, designed by engineer Spyridon Spiro. The plan is out of scale and shows detailed depictions of key buildings on major thoroughfares in sepia ink. Jerusalem's first, second and third walls are overlaid in red, green and blue, while the 1948 Armistice Lines are represented by stylized barbed wire. Different political zones are labelled: Jewish controlled territory, Arab controlled territory, U.N. territory, No Man's Land, etc. Original map copyright 1945; this edition dated 1958 under the map image. Item #55204