Auction 129, Lot 739

"Carte de la Coste d'Arabie, Mer Rouge, et Golfe de Perse", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Arabia

Period: 1740 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 8.6 inches
25.4 x 21.8 cm

This attractive map of Arabia and the Red Sea emphasizes the coastlines and the interior is primarily left blank. The shoals and navigational hazards in the Red Sea and the pearl banks off the coast of Bahrain are also noted. The map is nice decorated with a title cartouche and a compass rose.

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Condition: A

Light soil and a small hole in the wide blank margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/23/2009

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