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  ASIA 
 Arabia 

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 ($268 • €228 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 ($335 • €285 rates)


APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean Baptiste d'. [18th century chart of the Persian Gulf]
Carte du Golfe Persique, depuis Bassora jusqua'au Cap Rasalgate. Paris, c.1775. Coloured. 480 x 670mm.
The Persian Gulf, engraved by Guillaume Dela Haye, naming Bahrain but with no no sign of the Qatar Peninsula. The inset shows Kharg Island, the site of a Dutch trading port from 1753-1766, off Bandar Rig in Persia. Après de Mannevillette (1707-1780), made a voyage to China in 1728, using new instruments to correct the latitudes of places en route. He then compiled a new sea atlas, the 'Le Neptune Oriental', with much-corrected charts. However the Persian Gulf was not a welcoming place for European ships: the Arabian coast is marked 'peu connu' (little known).
[Ref: 16651]    £1,200.00 ($1,608 • €1,367 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 ($1,005 • €854 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 ($214 • €182 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 ($201 • €171 rates)


PINKERTON, John. [Early 19th century map of Arabia]
Arabia. London, Cadell & Davies, 1813. Original colour. 560 x 770mm.
A finely engraved antique map of the Arabian peninsula, with detail starting to appear in the interior, especially around Oman ('Omon').
[Ref: 13638]    £650.00 ($871 • €740 rates)


VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [Detailed map of Oman, with Muscat marked]
Partie de L'Arabie. Asie No 92. Brussels, 1827. Original colour. 460 x 530mm.
Showing part of the Arabian peninsula, including Oman, with Muscat and the island of Marirah also marked. Published in the 'Atlas Universel de Geographie', the first atlas to have every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836. Because of this standardisation it was the first time that some areas of the world were shown with any detail. However the interior of thre peninsula is mostly blank and some of the coastal features are incorrect.
[Ref: 14074]    £750.00 ($1,005 • €854 rates)


VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [Detailed map of Yemen and the entrance to the Red Sea]
Partie de l'Arabie. Brussels, 1827. Original colour. 480 x 570mm.
A map of Yemen and Bab-el-Mandeb, the entrance to the Red Sea, marking Aden. It was published in the 'Atlas Universel de Geographie', the first atlas to have every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836. Because of this standardisation it was the first time that some areas of the world were shown with any detail. Even before the operning of the Suez Canal in 1869 the region was important to British shipping on route to India, which was falling prey to pirates. In 1839. twelve years after the publication of this map, the East India Company occupied Aden to use as a base to fight piracy. Vandermaelen's atlas contains a landmark map in the cartography of Arabia: one of the other sheets shows Riyadh for the first time on a Western printed map.
[Ref: 13705]    £600.00 ($804 • €683 rates)


ARROWSMITH, John. [Arabia]
Arabia, Sive Regio inter Mare Medium, Arabicum Sinum, Mare Erythraeum, Persicum Sinum et Euphratem fl. sita. London: E. P. Williams. Outline colour 1841. 315 x 255mm.
Map of Arabia showing regional political boundaries, major cities, mountain ranges, rivers and lakes. Despte the date, the mapping of the Persian Gulf is still inaccurate and there is no Qatar or Bahrain.
[Ref: 16728]    £150.00 ($201 • €171 rates)


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