Martin M. van Brauman, as a collector the focus has been on maps of the Holy Land and Jerusalem, which number close to 100 early edition maps by Schedel, Fries, Mūnster, Camocio, Duchetti, Braun, Hogenberg, Bünting, Ortelius, de Jode, Adrichomius, Blaeu, Baudoin, Merian, Boisseau, Fuller, Hollar, Janssonius, Hornius, Speed, Dapper, Moxon, Visscher, Montano, Varea, Chatelain, Covens, Mortier, Moll, Calmet, Seutter and Basire. I have been comparing each early edition map and researching differences and similarities between the maps by the cartographers and engravers and by watermarks, etc. From this study, I have been writing a book entitled SACRED GEOGRAPHY AND SACRED SPACE, 15th TO 19th CENTURY Maps of THE HOLY LAND and JERUSALEM, A WINDOW INTO CHRISTIAN AND JEWISH ESCHATOLOGY., which I plan to publish (up to 70,000 words of text and still examining the maps and collecting rare maps).
As the Executive VP, Corporate Secretary, Treasurer and Director of Zion Oil & Gas, Inc., I usually make a yearly trip to our offices in Israel. B.E., Vanderbilt University; J.D., St. Mary’s University; M.B.A. and LL.M., Southern Methodist University. Advisory Board of the Jewish and Israel Studies Program, University of North Texas. Author of Jews and Christians, Fellow Travelers to the End of Days, (2nd ed. 2020).