Arabie

Lovely 18th century map of Arabia with large inset of the Great Mosque of Mecca [المسجد الحرام]

Cartographer(s): Anonymous
Date: ca. 1740
Place: Paris
Coloring: Hand color
Dimensions: 37 x 34 cm (14.5 x 13.3 in)
Condition Rating: VG+

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Description

Decorative and detailed map centered on the Arabian peninsula, extending east-west from the Persian Gulf to Egypt and north-south from Syria-Palestine to Ethiopia. The geography is pre-Neibuhr, but quite extensive in its detail, especially in its depiction of early 18th century political divisions.

The distinctive feature that separates this map from other maps of Arabia is a large inset illustration of the Great Mosque of Mecca holy complex, executed from a drawing in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and including a numbered key of important features.

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Condition Description

Some minor age-toning and offsetting.

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