Carte Généralle de l’Empire du Turc


Mid-17th century map of the Ottoman Empire with various Arabian cartographic myths.

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This fine map depicts the Ottoman Empire in an era of transformation — after the so-called classical age which immediately followed the 1453 conquest of Constantinople, but before the era of decline seen in the 18th century.

The cartography of Arabia is similar to other 17th century French maps, with an array of fictitious lakes and mountain ranges located in the interior of the peninsula. There is no real Sinai Peninsula to speak of, and thus no Gulf of Aqaba.