Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt:

Four Volumes on DVD

Of many works published by explorers of Palestine in the 19th century, none is as highly regarded as the lavishly illustrated and expertly written Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt. Edited by Charles Wilson and published in four volumes in 1881, this work captures the essence of the biblical lands in word and drawing, showing both ancient sites and native customs.

The descriptions of the regions were written by experts with an eye to presenting the land to those who would never have the opportunity to visit. This first-ever electronic edition includes the entirety of all four volumes, including 40 steel engravings, 560 wood engravings and nearly 1000 pages of text.

Complete Book: All volumes are included in a PDF file, as originally published. This is the essence (and most difficult to reproduce) of this project and is most recommended. The original publication is preserved exactly, with the original layout and pagination. Thus any references to this work in other sources can be found on the same page as in the original. In addition, the PDF file provides the user with the ability to search, copy text into other files, and print in high-resolution.

PowerPoint Files: For ease of use, all of the illustrations are included in PowerPoint format. This makes it easy for the user to quickly copy and paste slides into their own PowerPoint presentations. For easy identification, each illustration includes the original caption in the "Speaker's Notes" section of the slide.

The Images: All images are high-resolution (1600 x 1200 or higher) jpeg files, ideal for projecting in a classroom, viewing on a monitor or printing. Click on one of the images below to see a medium-resolution version.

Price: $75; now $55

Guarantee: you will be satisfied or your money will be refunded.

For the Table of Contents, Lists of Illustrations, and sample illustrations and book files, see the individual volumes:

"I sat down to spend thirty minutes looking through Picturesque Palestine, but when I got up, I realized that two hours had gone by. I was amazed at the detail of the drawings. I had remembered being impressed with those few plates that we were able to see in class, but after spending more time viewing them with a little more care, I am even more impressed. I actually set a drawing of the Sea of Galilee as my desktop background. I have enjoyed the text that I have been able to read thus far from the PDF files. Altogether I am very pleased. Everything is as described if not better. I would definitely recommend this set to anyone who is interested in the Land of the Bible."

—D. J. Kaufman