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A detailed map of Oman

Stock No. 23775 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: NIEBUHR, Carsten.

Terrae Oman delineatio.
Amsterdam: S.J. Baalde, & Utrecht: J. van Schoonhoven & Co., 1774. Coloured. 215 x 205mm.

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One of the few early printed maps devoted to Oman, published in a Dutch edition of Etienne Andr? 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.

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Dimensions 205 × 215 mm
Cartographer

Date

1774

Extra Info

Terrae Oman delineatio.

Publication

Amsterdam: S.J. Baalde, & Utrecht: J. van Schoonhoven & Co., 1774. Coloured. 215 x 205mm.

Condition

A good example.

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