For many years I have been trying to date a Bible I bought in a thrift shop. Today, I think I may have made a breakthrough.
Using terms printed in the maps at the rear, I think the Bible is pre-1923.
My reasons are :-
Turkey isn't unified - that happened in 1923.
Asia from India to the China is a blank, as is Russia.
I'm trying to track the date by attempting to create a time frame based on the names of countries, and areas mentioned; such as Jordan was noted as being populated by a tribe of nomads called Zuzims.
Taking the other end of the time scale, the Bible can't have been printed later than 1927; the printers Eyre & Spottiswood Ltd merged with a London consortium in 1927, and ceased to use their name.
If I was to be looking for an extreme age of the Bible, I would put it as late Victorian - 1873 - as the maps used show Africa as one country.
A more reasonable estimate would be the early 1920s', a time full of mystery and adventure. If this is so, the time frame fits with my e-book based on the disappearance of Lord Percy Fawcett (Did we see him?). DWSH http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007T943OO is my Amazon.com second best selling e-book, and tells of one theory about his disappearance up the Amazon river.
The time frame also suits my new African adventure Akuji, which is almost a sequel, as DWSH is mentioned at the start of the story.