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Auction 180, Lot 27

Map Promoting British Israelism

"Anglo Saxondom Modern Israel - The Nation & Company of Nations & the Great People God Declared Israel Should Become "Ye Are a Chosen Generation"",

Subject: World

Period: 1949 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

31.3 x 23.3 inches
79.5 x 59.2 cm

This scarce map was issued by the British Israel World Federation (BIWF) on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the group. The central beliefs of the BIWF are that the descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel migrated to Britain, the British Royal family is descended from King David, and "the British nation plays an important part of God’s great plan for world order." This world map identifies lands "under Israel's stewardship," including Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and parts of Africa. Also noted are "lands reached by British and American missions" and "peoples aided in famine, pestilence and aggression. The portraits and names of missionaries are shown throughout the map. Also depicted are the routes of numerous explorers both on land and at sea, possibly to create a connection between exploration of new lands and the migration of people around the world. An inset at top right shows the migration of people from Israel to the British Isles in ancient times. The coats of arms of nations around the world fill the border, with prominence given to those of Great Britain and the United States, the first country to offer a branch of the BIWF outside of Britain.


Condition: A

A bright, crisp example issued folding with minor soiling in the wide margins.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $3,250

Closed on 11/18/2020