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 Near East 

RAYMOND, Alexandre. [An important study of Islamic Art]
L'Art islamique en orient. II: Partie. Prague: M. Schultz, 1924. One volume only (of two). Imperial folio, original half cloth, boards with illustrated lithographic. title, printed d/w, inside pastedowns & endpapers with chromolithographic ornamental decoration printed in gold, green and blue; chromo. title and dedication both with tissue, pp. 12 with litho. vignettes, 52 fine chromo. plates, nine folding (8 counted as 2 plates, so numbered to 60, as called for. With a 4pp. prospectus for Part II, with list of plates. D/w worn, occasional glue stains in gutter, otherwise fine.
A finely-chromolithographed work illustrating Islamic architecture and decorative details from various mosques and other buildings. The dedication is to Charles Richard Crane (1858-1939), former American ambassador to China and a noted connoisseur of Arab culture. An uncommon work: the Atabey collection only contained this volume, with the Sotheby's sale catalogue noting 'apparently the first part was never published'. However since then at least two examples of Part I have come on the market. See Atabey Sale, Sotheby's 29 May 2002, lot 990.
[Ref: 14729]    £2,200.00 ($3,100 • €2,515 rates)


PTOLEMY, Claudius. [A rare and important 15th century map of Arabia]
Sexta Asie Tabula. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Woodcut, original colour with minor retouching. 300 x 565mm. Some restoration mainly to bottom margin.
The Arabian peninsula from an incunabula edition of Ptolemy's Geographia , within a trapezoid border with metal type for the lettering. The title is on the verso with a Latin-text description, with a coloured capital. The map was originally published by Lienhart Holle in an edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geography' with revisions by the cartographer Nicolaus Germanus Donis. This was the first European atlas published outside Italy and the first to be illustrated with woodcut maps. Soon afterwards Holle went bankrupt, probably because of the cost of producing the atlas, and Reger acquired the rights to the 'Geography', reissuing the second and last edition of this version in 1486. See TIBBETTS: 8.
[Ref: 14514]    £50,000.00 ($70,450 • €57,150 rates)

BERTIUS, Petrus. [Early 17th century miniature map of Arabia in rare original colour]
Arabia. Amsterdam, 1603. Original colour. 90 x 130mm.
A miniature map of Arabia, an example of the first plate, without longitude or latitude scales.
[Ref: 14203]    £325.00 ($458 • €371 rates)

HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [The Bertius map of Arabia]
Arabia. Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius, 1616. Coloured. 100 x 135mm.
A miniature map of Arabia, engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his edition of Petrus Bertius's 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'. Unlike the earlier plate, this version has longitude and latitude lines. KOEMAN: Lan 11a, 'With the new plates, the work was certainly improved'.
[Ref: 15202]    £250.00 ($352 • €286 rates)

SANSON, Nicolas. [17th century map of Arabia]
Carte des Trois Arabies. Tirée en Partie de l'Arabe de Nubie en partie de divers autres Autheurs. Paris, Pierre Mariette, 1654, Outline colour. 415 x 500mm. A very fine example with wide margins.
The three Arabias are Petrée, Deserte and Heureuse. The kingdom of 'Bahraim' is outlined in colour. TIBBETTS: 98, colour illus.
[Ref: 15071]    £1,800.00 ($2,536 • €2,057 rates)

BLAEU, Johannes. [Highly decorative 17th century map of Arabia]
Arabia. Amsterdam, 1662, Latin text edition. Original colour. 420 x 535mm.
The first issue of this fine map of Arabia which, due to the lack of new information, still depicts the peninsula divided into the three Roman Provinces, using the Ptolemaic names: ' Arabia Felix', 'Arabia Petraea' and 'Arabia Deserta'. 'Arabia Felix', Latin for 'Loyal Arabia' covers the majority of the Peninsula, even though the term relates to the comparatively fertile regions of present day Asir and Yemen. 'Arabia Petraea' (Stony Arabia) is located in North West Arabia and was a frontier province of imperial Rome. 'Arabia Deserta' refers to the desert interior, which was populated by nomadic tribes who frequently invaded richer lands, of which the cartographic detail is mostly imaginary. TIBBETTS: 108.
[Ref: 17615]    £4,250.00 ($5,988 • €4,858 rates)

MEURS, Jacob van. [17th century map of Arabia]
Nova Totius Arabiæ Foelicis, Petrææ, et Desertæ. Amsterdam, c.1680. Coloured. 300 x 350mm.
Arabia, with fine title and scale cartouches. TIBBETTS: 137.
[Ref: 16489]    £1,000.00 ($1,409 • €1,143 rates)

MOORE, Jonas. [Seventeenth century map of Arabia]
Arabia. London, Robert Scott, 1681. 110 x 125mm.
Rare map of Arabia, published in 'Moore's ''A new Geography with the maps to each Country and Tables of Longitude & Latitiude'.
[Ref: 16796]    £700.00 ($986 • €800 rates)

DU VAL, Pierre. [Miniature Map of Arabia]
Arabie. Paris, 1682, original outline colour, 100 x 130mm.
An attractive miniature map of Arabia marking all the main cities and Bedouin and Berber lands. Published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10773]    £250.00 ($352 • €286 rates)

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century view of Medina]
Medine. Frankfurt, 1686. Coloured. 140 x 105mm.
A miniature view of Medina, with a column of pilgrims approaching the city. Published in the German edition of Mallet’s 'Description de l’Univers'. Mallet was a military engineer, cartographer and mathematician in the service of the French King, Louis XIV.
[Ref: 17277]    £175.00 ($247 • €200 rates)

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