Auction 122, Lot 719

"'T Steenachtig Woest, en Gelukkig Arabien", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Arabia

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 7.3 inches
24.1 x 18.5 cm

Detailed map focused on the Arabian Peninsula filled with many place names, such as Oman, Mecca, and Medina; though many are completely speculative. The interior is also filled with spurious mountain ranges. The map was engraved by Antoine d'Winter, and it is graced with a delicate cartouche.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/5/2007

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