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MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century view of Mecca]
La Mecque. Frankfurt, 1686. Coloured. 140 x 105mm.
Miniature view of Mecca, from 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: 17276]    £175.00 ($235 • €199 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Globe Gore of the Arabian Sea]
[Arabian Sea.] Venice, 1696. Circa 280 x 280mm, set in text.
Originally engraved to be pasted onto a globe in 1688, this edition was printed with a text underneath it. It shows the Arabian Sea from Oman to Sri Lanka, with a roundel with a text describing how to sail from Goa to Madagascar and the Cape of Good Hope. Under the map and on verso is an Italian text.
[Ref: 7609]    £280.00 ($377 • €318 rates)


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 ($3,228 • €2,726 rates)


SANSON, Nicolas. [Sanson's small format map of Arabia]
L'Arabie Petree, Deserte, et Heureuse. Paris, 1702. Coloured. 195 x 265mm.
A detailed map of the Middle East focused on the Arabian Peninsula. Oman and Mecca are shown. Engraved by De Winter
[Ref: 17210]    £320.00 ($430 • €364 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 ($404 • €341 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 ($740 • €625 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 ($646 • €545 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 ($511 • €432 rates)


Anonymous. [18th Century map of Arabia]
Arabie. Paris, c.1740. 340 x 370mm. Binding folds flattened.
Interesting map of Arabia, with an inset plan of the Mosque at Mecca, from a drawing in the Bodleian Library.
[Ref: 15993]    £850.00 ($1,143 • €966 rates)


NIEBUHR, Carsten. [A detailed map of Oman]
Terrae Oman delineatio. Paris, c.1767. 220 x 200mm. Some old ink mss. marginalia.
One of the few early printed maps devoted to Oman, published in Etienne André Philippe de Pretot's 'Cosmographie Universale'. In 1760 Niebuhr, a surveyor, joined a Danish scientific expedition, joining orientalists, linguists and naturalists. Having spent a year in Egypt they left Suez in 1762 in disguise, travelling down the Red Sea coast of Arabia to Yemen in a tarrad (an open boat). However malaria struck the expedition and by 1764 Niebuhr was the only surviving European. He continued alone, visiting Muscat. Shiraz, Persepolis, Babylon, Baghdad, Mosul, Aleppo, Cyprus and Jerusalem, before returning to Constantinople and crossing Europe to Denmark.
[Ref: 13700]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


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