Carta Jerusalem

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Carta Jerusalem
Country of originIsrael
Headquarters locationJerusalem
DistributionHendrickson Publishers (US)
Marston Book Services (UK)[1]
Publication typesMaps, Atlases
Nonfiction topicsBible, Holy Land and the Scriptures, Jerusalem and Religion

Carta Jerusalem (Hebrew: הוצאת כרטא, "Carta, The Israel Map & Publishing Company, Ltd") is an Israeli publisher of atlases and maps, primarily of biblical topics. Founded in 1958, it is the principal publisher of cartographic material in Israel.[2] Carta publishes Israel's national atlas, as well as road maps for motorists, a bilingual gazetteer (The Toponomasticon: The Book of Geographical Names)[3] which uses material from Israel's Survey of Israel geographical database, 1:500,0000 scale maps of Israel and Jordan and a digitized map collection on CDs.[4] An abridged version of the Toponomasticon is also available as part of a 1:100,000 atlas published in 1994.[3]

It is partnered with Hendrickson Publisher for distribution.[5] Hendrickson describes Carta as a, "long-established cartographic firm that holds the world’s largest collection of biblical study materials."[6]

Carta is noted for its historical atlases, including the Historical Atlas of Christianity (2001), Historical Atlas of Islam (2002), and the Historical Atlas of the Jewish People (2003), all published in the U.S. and British Commonwealth by Continuum,[7][8] and for scholarly translations of significant ancient works, such as Eusebius' Onomasticon (2003).[7]

Carta is also the licensed publisher of the Hebrew edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.[9]


  1. ^ "Marston Book Services". Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  2. ^ The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 2003. p. 2212. ISBN 1857432274.
  3. ^ a b Important dates in the history of the Survey of Israel (Previously Survey Department and Survey Bureau 1993-2009)
  4. ^ Parry, Bob (2000). World Mapping Today. Walter de Gruyter. p. 480. ISBN 3110959445.
  5. ^ Carta Jerusalem Archived November 17, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Lynch, Meg (6 February 2015). "Hendrickson Publishers to Be Exclusive Distributor of Carta (press release)". Hendrickson Publisher. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b Weill, Asher (9 June 2003). "Books in the Shadow of Peace". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  8. ^ Lottman, Herbert (28 May 2001). "For Jerusalem, A Bustling 20th Fair". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  9. ^ Börsenblatt für den deutschen Buchhandel. 1979. p. 2796.

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