Mapping for a railway

In 1867 he wrote an article for the German Geographical Magazine Petermann’s Mittheilungen presenting different alternatives of a new road and a railway from Jaffa to Jerusalem.

The increasing number of pilgrims and tourists coming to Jerusalem faced a hard travel from the harbour city of Jaffa to Jerusalem. There was a number of different roads, mainly suitable for transport with camels or walking. One of the roads was the one constructed by the Romans to “Aelia Capitolina”. As the pilgrims more often wanted to be transported and came in big groups they asked for better transportation.

There was a number of different ideas and suggestions how to build a new road and even a railway. The Europeans that moved to Jerusalem around 1850 had experienced the change and realized the benefits from the railways in central Europe. Palestine lacked though someone to finance the project.

Schick made this map as a help for those who should plan, decide and finance the projects.

Part of map from Jaffa to Jerusalem to help the planning for a new road and a railway to Jerusalem. Printed in Petermann's Geographical Magazine in 1867.

Part of map from Jaffa to Jerusalem to help the planning for a new road and a railway to Jerusalem. Printed in Petermann’s Geographical Magazine in 1867.

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