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  ASIA 
 Arabia 

PTOLEMY, Claudius. [A rare and important 15th century map of Arabia]
Sexta Asie Tabula. Ulm, Johan Reger, 1482-86. Woodcut, original colour, slightly retouched. 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]   P.O.A.


RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [16th century Italian map of Arabia]
Arabia Felice nuova Tavola. Venice, c.1562. 190 x 260mm.
Ruscelli's 'modern' map of Arabia from his 'La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo'. Based largely on the earlier Ptolemaic maps by Giocomo Gastaldi from 1548, the map extends from the Arabian Desert south as far as the Horn of Africa and includes modern day Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea. Early settlements, rivers, mountains, lakes, and various topographic features are noted.
[Ref: 18343]    £400.00 ($524 • €450 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 ($426 • €365 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 ($328 • €281 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 ($2,358 • €2,023 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 ($1,310 • €1,124 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 ($917 • €787 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 ($229 • €197 rates)


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 ($229 • €197 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 ($393 • €337 rates)


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