The 150th Anniversary of the United States’ Expedition to Explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan


This book presents an assessment of the U.S. Expedition led by W.F. Lynch to the Dead Sea in 1848. This ACOR publication was timed to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of Lynch’s Expedition. The expedition documented the territories, population sizes, and relationships of the various peoples of the area. The information on the Dead Sea, its configuration, depth, and chemical composition, is still used as a standard against which the condition of that fragile body of water can be measured. The maps created were used far into the 20th century as they were the best maps of the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, and continue to be an important resource to this day.

Hard-bound volume of 32 pages. Many reproductions of Lynch’s illustrations, including his three maps. This book is now out of stock in print format. It is available online as a downloadable pdf.