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The paper plague is framed by slander columns and divided into 16 fields, representing the tombs of rithteous in the Land of Israel.

The inscription in the upper  margin reads: צורת קברי צדיקים אשר הם בארץ ישראל זכותם יגן עלינו אמן [View of the tombs of rightenous that are in the Land of Israel, may their righteousness protect us, amen]

The inscription in the lower margin reads in German: Panorama des heiligen grabstellen von ansehnliche Männer und Profete von heiligen Lande. Under it appears the inscription of the artist: זו מעשה ידי הקטן יעקב גאלדצווייג מארץ הקדושה עיר חיפה הר כרמל ת"ו שנת תרמ"ז לפ"ק [this is the deed of my hands, the small Jacob Goldzweig in the Holy Land, the city of Haifa, Mount Carmel, the year 1887]. 

Fields present the following views (from right to left):

The cave of Machpellah, shown as a round building with two tower and with three cypresses nearby. Inscribed: מערת המכפלה בחברון, and the names of those buried there: Adam, Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah.

Rachel's Tomb, shown as a building with a flat roof. Inscribed: Rachel our Mother, on the way to Beit Lehem.

The tomb of Hosea the Prophet, shown as a small building with a dome. Inscribed: Hosea the Prophet near Safed.

The hotsprings of Tiberias, shown as a large round building with a large dome, Inscribed: חמי טבריא The hotsprings of Tiberias.

The tomb of Samuel the Prophet, shown as a building with a tower, Inscribed: Samuel the Prophet near Jerusalem.

The tomb of the Dynasty of King David, shown as several buildings with domes and towers. Inscribed: קברי מלכי בית דוד המלך ע"ה בעה"ק ציון ת"ו, Tombs of the kings of King David dynasty in the holy city of Zion.

Safed, shown as a city with small houses, inscribed: The holy city of Safed. Three round buildings (tombs) with domes are inscribed: the House of Shammai, the house of Hillel, the house of Joseph (meaning Joseph Caro), ר"י הקדוש (Rabbi Isaac Luria). A row of trees is inscribed עין זתין (Ein Zeitun).

The tomb of Joseph is shown as a building with a small dome near a city with two minarets. Inscribed: Joseph the Righteous in the holy city of Shechem.

The tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes, shown as a building with two domes, two entrances and two windows. Inscribed: Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes in the holy city of Tiberias.

The tomb of Rabbi Akiva is shown as a building with a dome and inscribed: Rabbi Akiva with all his students in Tiberias. The depiction of a city with a minaret and a domed building, standing on seashore (with a ship) is inscribed: the holy city of Tiberias, the Sea of Kinneret. Depictions of smaller graves are inscribed: רמב"ם (Maimonides), and של"ה (Rabbi Yeshayahu HaLevi Horowitz, the author of Shnei Luhot HaBrit).

The tomb of Simeon bar Yohai is shown as a large building with two domes and a courtyard. Inscribed: Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai and Elazar his son near the holy city of Safed.

The tomb of Rabbi Yohanan HaSandlar, is shown as a building with a flat roof, inscribed: Rabbi Yohanan HaSandlar near the holy city of Safed. Safed is shown as a city with a mosque and a minaret, while small houses nearby are inscribed: the village of Meron. A small tomb is inscribed: Rav Papa. In the lower part appears the Stream of Megiddo.

Jaffa is presented as a city with large mosque with a minaret, standing on seashore (with a ship). Inscribed: This is the holy city of Jaffo, and the Great Sea.

The tomb of Elisha the Prophet as shown as a fortified building with towers and domes, inscribed: Elisha the Prophet. A hill nearby is inscribed: the Mount of Carmel. In the lower part appears a building built into the rock, inscribed: This is the Cave of Elijah the Prophet, and Entrance. A building with a flat roof is inscribed: Rav Dima of Haifa.

Haifa is shown as a city with a mosque and flags on the seashore, inscribed: This is the holy city of Haifa. The hill behind if inscribed the Mount of Carmel and: This is the place of the Altar of Elijah the Prophet. In the lower left appears the Stream of Kishon. The sea with a ship is inscribed: the Great Sea.

Sidon is shown as a city with a mosque on the seashore, inscribed: This is the holy city of Sidon. The sea with a ship is inscribed two times: the Great Sea. A large building with a flat roof in inscribed: Zebulun son of Jacob.

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Wall plaque with graves of the righteous in the Land of Israel | Unknown
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H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Cave of Machpelah (Tomb of the Patriarchs/Matriarchs)
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Rachel's Tomb
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Hosea the Prophet, Tomb of, near Safed
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Cities | The Four Holy Cities | Tiberias טבריה
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Samuel the Prophet, Tomb of
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Dynasty of King David, Tomb of קברי מלכי בית דוד
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Cities | The Four Holy Cities | Safed צפת
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Joseph, Tomb of, in Nablus
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes (the miracle maker), Tomb of, in Tiberias
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Rabbi Akiva, Tomb of, in Tiberias
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Simeon bar Yohai (Rashbi), Tomb of (קבר רשבי)
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Rabbi Yohanan HaSandlar (Shoemaker), Tomb of
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Cities | Jaffa (Jaffo) יפו
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Elisha the Prophet, Tomb of
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Cities | Haifa חיפה
H | Holy Places outside of the Land of Israel | Sidon (צידון)
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Vladimir Levin | 2018
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Negative/Photo. No.
S403925