Arabian Peninsula Red Sea Yemen Hejaz Mecca Medina Egypt Persian Gulf 1780 mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Carte de L'Arabie, du Golfe Persique, et de la Mer Rouge; avec L'Egypte, La Nubie, et L'Abessinie.
(Asia, Middle East, Red Sea, Arabian, Yemen, Hejaz, Mecca, Medina, Socotra, Persian Gulf).
Issued c. 1780, Paris by Bonne.
Fine late 18th century engraved map with attractive hand color.
There exist numerous variant issues of this famous map, each engraved in the 18th century by different hands in different locations for issue. These variant states are quickly visible once an observer begins to focus in on specific details. This strikes us as an area ripe for forming a collection.
Remains a nice looking example with a pleasing age patina. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Original center fold as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 9 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.