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JANSSON, Jan. [A colourful map of Arabia]
Arabiæ Felicis, Petrææ et Desertæ nova at accurata delineatio. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, c.1700. Original body colour. 440 x 510mm.
A decorative map of Arabia, first published c. 1650. This edition is marked by the grid lines engraved across the map and the use of body colour rather than the usual outline. TIBBETTS: 101.
[Ref: 17919]    £2,400.00 ($3,168 • €2,746 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [Early 18th century map of Arabia]
De Kusten van Arabie, het Roode Meer, en Persize Zee van Bassora voorby 'T Nau van Ormus Tot aan den Indus, Guzaratte en Kaap Comorin. Leiden, 1707. 160 x 230mm.
The coasts of Arabia, published to illustrate the voyages of Dom Duarte de Menezes (pre-1488 to after 1539). He was the Portuguese governor of Tangier from 1508-21 & 1536-39 and governor of Portuguese India from 1522 to 1524. Although he was successful as a military commander, as a governor he was considered disastrous: after his first tenure at Tangier his successor. Vasco da Gama, accused him of corruption and had him sent back to Portugal in chains, where he spent nearly seven years in prison before his powerful friends could arrange his rehabilitation. TIBBETTS: 190.
[Ref: 9940]    £300.00 ($396 • €343 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Temple at Mecca]
Le Temple de la Mecque avec une Description Exacte de tout ce qu'on y Voit & Des Ceremoniesqu'on y fait. Amsterdam, 1720. 380 x 440mm.
View of the Temple at Mecca with a key and two views of the interior.
[Ref: 17050]    £550.00 ($726 • €629 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [18th century map of Arabia with a fine border]
De Kusten van Arabie, het Roode Meer, en Persize Zee van Bassora voorby 'T Nau van Ormus Tot aan den Indus, Guzaratte en Kaap Comorin. Leiden, 1729. 225 x 285mm, including separately-printed border.
The coasts of Arabia and India, first published in 1707, but this example published in the monumental 27-volume 'Galérie Agréable du monde', with a new sub-title and the elaborate frame-like border. Originally this map was published to illustrate the voyages of Dom Duarte de Menezes (pre-1488 to after 1539). He was the Portuguese governor of Tangier from 1508-21 & 1536-39 and governor of Portuguese India from 1522 to 1524. Although he was successful as a military commander, as a governor he was considered disastrous: after his first tenure at Tangier his successor. Vasco da Gama, accused him of corruption and had him sent back to Portugal in chains, where he spent nearly seven years in prison before his powerful friends could arrange his rehabilitation. TIBBETTS: 190.
[Ref: 17301]    £480.00 ($634 • €549 rates)


MOLL, Herman. [18th century English map of Arabia]
Arabia Agreable to Modern History. London, c.1730. Coloured, 210 x 270mm.
A map of Arabia engraved by Hermann Moll for Salmon's 'Modern History: or, the Present State of All Nations'. Of interest is the pilgrims' route from Basra to Mecca, with wells marked.
[Ref: 16999]    £380.00 ($502 • €435 rates)


Anonymous. [Temple at Mecca and Camp of the Arabs]
The Temple of Mecca. The Camp of the Arabs on Mount Carmel, near the City of Caifa. J. Cook: London, 1768. Sheet size 310 x 220mm.
Two views on one sheet engraved for Drake's Voyages. The Temple of Mecca and the camp of the Arabs, on Mount Carmel.
[Ref: 16937]    £200.00 ($264 • €229 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [The Sacred Mosque, Mecca]
Plan du Temple de la Mecque. Vue du Temple de la Mecque. Paris, 1773. Copper engraving. 190 x 340mm.
A plan and a bird's-eye view of Holy Ka'ba in the heart of the "Sacred Mosque"at Mecca, Saudi Arabia .
[Ref: 16016]    £250.00 ($330 • €286 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [18th century Italian map of Arabia]
L'Arabia delineata sulle Ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1797. 350 x 490mm. A very fine example with wide margins
A decorative map ot the Arabian Peninsula, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche depicting a nomadic camp ground, indigenous animals and costumes.
[Ref: 7500]    £750.00 ($990 • €858 rates)


FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Arabia]
The Gulfs of Arabia and Persia with the adjacent Regions. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of Arabia engraved by William Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. Even as late as 1798 the Persian Gulf is still not mapped well enough to show the Qatari peninsula. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16360]    £160.00 ($211 • €183 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century chart of the mouth of the Red Sea]
The Mouth of the Red Sea. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. London: Luffman, 1801. 135 x 160mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
Old chart of the southern end of the Red Sea, marking Assab in Eritrea, Moka in Yemen, with the Strait of Bab-el-Mendeb separating the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden. Published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'.
[Ref: 13180]    £150.00 ($198 • €172 rates)


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