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Arabiae Felicis, Petraeae Et Desertae

Arabiae Felicis, Petraeae Et Desertae : J.Jansson

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A highly decorative map of the Arabian peninsula, decorated with many charming depictions of animals, a sea monster, and tall ships. The islands and sandbanks of the Gulf and Red Sea are clearly delineated. A note at Medina identifies it as the seat of Muhammed's successors. An attractive item from one of the foremost Dutch mapmakers of the cartographical "Golden Age". Jan Jansson's map is importantas the first large folio map devoted to present-day Saudi and the Gulf.
mapmaker: J.Jansson
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1658
medium and colour: copperplate, Original colour
size in mm: 440 x 515
ref: 38383
literature: Tibbetts, Arabia In Early Maps, 101

Price: £ 3000

 
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