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  ASIA 
 Arabia 

EHRENBERG, L.G. and RÜPPELL, E. [A rare map of Arabia after Niebuhr]
Arabia und das Nil-Land. Den Manen Karsten Niebuhr's und den hochverdienten forschern. Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1835. Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen, 600 x 835mm. Linen replaced.
Detailed map of the Arabian peninsula and the Nile region, based on the work of Niebuhr but updated with new information from Ehrenberg & Rüppell's zoological expeditions around the Red Sea and Ethiopia. Trompe l'oeil inset plans include Jeddah, Mecca and Medina, and a trompe-l'oeil of the caravan route from Jeddah to 'Mekka' and on to Taife. On the map Bahrain, the Qatar peninsula and Riyadh are marked.
[Ref: 18943]    £6,500.00 ($8,340 • €7,300 rates)


LIZARS, Daniel. [A Scottish map of Arabia]
Arabia with the Adjacent Countries of Egypt & Nubia. Edinburgh, c.1831. Original colour refreshed. 400 x 500mm.
An uncommon map of Arabia and parts of Egypt and Iran, showing topography, settlements, caravan routes and oases, published in 'The Edinburgh geographical and historical atlas'. Despite the date there is no suggestion of the Qatar peninsula.
[Ref: 18832]    £400.00 ($513 • €449 rates)


ELWON, T. & MORESBY, Robert. [Rare six-sheet antique sea charts of the Red Sea]
Carta del Mar Rojo en Cuatro Hojas, segun los trabajos de Elwon, Moresby y otros oficiales de la Marina Inglesa de la India. Copia de la edition francesa de 1864. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1869. Six lithographic charts, four double-page, with touches of original colour. Four sheets ea. c. 630 x 920mm, two sheets 500 x 660mm, all with blind stamps of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint toning at centrefolds of the double page sheets.
A set of six sheets, consisting of four charts of the Red Sea and two sheets of details of harbours, all based on English charts compiled by lieutenants in the Indian Navy, via a French edition of their work. Among the details is the Port of Jeddah, one of the few western maps to show the city in any detail. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12274]    £5,000.00 ($6,415 • €5,615 rates)


LIBRARY & PRINTING PRESS EL-MASHHAD EL-HUSSEIN. [A view of the Kaaba printed in Cairo]
[A view of the Kaaba titled in Arabic.] Gouria, Cairo: Library and Printing Press el-Mashhad el-Husseini, n.d., c.1920. Colour-printed wood engraving, sheet 450 x 635mm.
A vibrantly-coloured view of the Kaaba, printed in Cairo for the pilgrim market.
[Ref: 17288]    £1,250.00 ($1,604 • €1,404 rates)


CHEESMAN, Robert Ernest. [An ornithologist's map of Arabia, the first to mark Al-Hofuf accurately]
Arabia. Routes between 'Oqair and Jabrin Oasis in Eastern Nejd from surveys by Major R.E. Cheesman O.B.E. 1923-24. London: Royal Geographical Society, 1925. Colour lithographic map, printed area 480 x 510mm. Original folds flattened.
A map of an ornithological expedition in Saudi Arabia, beginning at Uquair (on the coast just south of Bahrain), passing through the Hasa oasis and Al-Hofuf to Yabreen oasis in the Eastern Province, during which Cheesman collected 300 specimens. An inset shows all of Arabia during the campaign for the unification of Saudi Arabia. The map was published to accompany a report in the Geographical Journal, prior to the issue of Cheesman's own book, 'In Unknown Arabia', 1926. Major R.E. Cheesman (1878-1962) was Private Secretary to Sir Percy Cox, the High Commissioner in Iraq who initiated the Uqair Protocol of 1922, which fixed the borders between Nejd (soon to be Saudi Arabia), Kuwait and Iraq. He mapped his route using a 3-inch theodolite and a half chronometer watch, fixing the location of Al-Holuf for the first time, and presented his findings to Ibn Saud at his court in the city.
[Ref: 17675]    £850.00 ($1,091 • €955 rates)


MUSIL, Professor Alois. [An important survey of Arabia by the 'the Czech Lawrence of Arabia']
Northern Arabia according to the original investigations of Alois Musil Professor of Oriental Studies at Charles University, Prague. New York: the American Geographical Society of New York, 1927. Lithographic map on four sheets, folded into grey cloth slipcase. 1060 x 1060mm.
A fine and detailed map of Northern Arabia compiled from the investigations of Alois Musil, 'the Czech Lawrence of Arabia'. Musil (1868-1944), an explorer, orientalist and professor of Oriental Studies at Charles University in Prague, travelled extensively throughout Arabia befriending and living with several Arab tribes. His travels resulted in numerous publications detailing the lives and history of the desert tribes. Much of this work was translated into English by the American Industrialist Charles R. Crane.
[Ref: 12031]    £1,000.00 ($1,283 • €1,123 rates)


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