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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 ($5,580 • €4,735 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 ($722 • €613 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 ($263 • €223 rates)

 The Holy Land 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [18th Century English map of The Holy Land]
An Accurate Map of the Holy Land, Divided into the XII Tribes Accomodated to Sacred History, & describing the Travels of Jesus Christ. London, 1749. Coloured. 330 x 230mm.
Detailed map of the ancient Holy Land, showing mountains, rivers, towns, divisions of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and routes of the travels of Jesus Christ.
[Ref: 17149]    £320.00 ($420 • €356 rates)


SANSON, Nicolas. [A map of Classical Turkey and Cyprus]
Asia Minor in Epitomen Contracta, Magnas Regiones, seu Provincias Representans, in quibus Populi, Primariae Urbes, Locaque Præcipua Notantur. Paris: Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, c1731. Original outline colour. 410 x 635mm.
A map of Asia Minor, first published by Pierre Moullard Sanson in 1697, but this example published by Gilles Robert du Vaugondy, who took over his business in 1731.
[Ref: 17597]    £650.00 ($853 • €724 rates)

 The Caucasus 

BERGHAUS, Dr Heinrich. [Caucasus, Georgia and Armenia]
Die Volker des Kaukasus... Gotha: J. Perthes, 1852. Original colour. 350 x 420mm.
Detailed map of the Caucasus, Georgia and Armenia with tables describing abbreviations used; languages and dialects of the people of these areas according to Carl Koch in 1850.
[Ref: 17386]    £110.00 ($144 • €123 rates)

 Pacific and Australasia 

LEVASSEUR, Victor. [The South Pacific with illustrated borders]
Océanie. Paris, c.1850. Original body colour with additions on the vignettes. Steel engraving, 320 x 450mm.
Steel engraved map of the South Pacific, from the 'Atlas Universel Illustre', with a highly decorative engraved border including vignettes of costumes, portraits, etc.
[Ref: 17828]    £170.00 ($223 • €189 rates)


ASPIN, Jehoshaphat. [An uncommon map of the exploration of New South Wales]
A Chart of New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, &c. Surveys in the Interior of New South Wales. Van Diemen's Land, from the Most Recent Authorities and Surveys. British Settlements at Port Jackson, &c. Part of Australasia. Edinburgh: John Thomson; London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, c.1821. Original colour. 520 x 625mm, paper watermarked 'A Cowan 1821'.
A map of New South Wales with insets of the environs of Sydney, Tasmania and a general map of Australia. The main map marks the few expeditions made into the interior, including searching for the source of the Lachlan River.
[Ref: 17680]    £750.00 ($985 • €836 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Decorative 19th century map of Africa]
Afrique. Paris, c.1850. Original body colour on the map with additions to the borders. Steel engraving, 320 x 450mm.
A map of Africa with finely-illustrated border, with vignettes of Cairo, Alexandria and Algiers. Published in the Atlas Universel Illustre. TOOLEY: Africa, p.65, illus.
[Ref: 17826]    £240.00 ($315 • €267 rates)

 Northern Africa 

GOOS, Pieter. [17th Century Sea chart with the Azores, Canaries and Cape Verde Islands]
De Cust van Barbaria, Gualata, Arguyn, en Genheo, van Capo S. Vicente tot Capo Verde. Amsterdam, c.1680. Original colour. 430 x 525mm. A few signs of age.
Sea-chart of north-west Africa, orientated with north to the left, showing northern Africa from the Straits of Gibraltar to Cape Verde, marking the Azores, Madeira, the Canaries and Cape Verde Islands. A cartouche with rampant lion and leopard fills inland Africa.
[Ref: 17619]    £650.00 ($853 • €724 rates)

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