1740 Anonymous - Arabie [المسجد الحرام]

Lovely 18th century map of Arabia with large inset of the Great Mosque of Mecca

Title:

Arabie

Map maker:

Anonymous

Place and Year:

Paris, c. 1740

Dimensions:

37 x 34 cm (14.5 x 13.3 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand color

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

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 of early 18th century political divisions.

The distinctive feature that separates this map from other 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.

CONDITION NOTES

Some minor age toning. and offsetting.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00554

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