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Babylonie En Balsara Van Aleppo Tot In Pegu Bereyst

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Babylonie En Balsara Van Aleppo Tot In Pegu Bereyst : P. Van Der Aa

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A small and attractive map of southern Asia from Arabia to Burma showing Gasparo Balbi's travels and sea tracks from the Gulf to Pegu (1579-1588). Balbi was a Venetian jewel merchant who travelled in search of jewels to Aleppo, Bir, New Babylon (Baghdad), Basra, Hormuz and eventually on to Pegu (Burma/Myanmar) where he arrived in 1583. He was to return to Aleppo in 1588. This map details his voyages from Tripoli onwards. A title cartouche in the lower left corner shows the Venetian merchant encountering local inhabitants.
mapmaker: P. Van Der Aa  
place and date of publication: Leiden 1719
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 160 by 235mm (6.25 by 9.25 inches).
ref: 43582

Price: £ 340£ 204

 
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