Auction 129, Lot 740

"Arabia", Pinkerton, John

Subject: Arabia

Period: 1818 (published)

Publication: Modern Atlas

Color: Hand Color

28 x 20 inches
71.1 x 50.8 cm

This spectacular engraving is from one of the finest 19th century atlases. The engraving skill is evident with nearly three dimensional rendering of topography and unbelievably fine stippling in The Great Desert. The map details the region with hundreds of place names in the interior and along the coastlines. This is from the scarce American edition of Pinkerton’s Modern Atlas, published by Dobson & Co. of Philadelphia in 1818. Blank verso.


Condition: A

Near fine with just a little foxing or offsetting in blank margins. Beautiful impression, fine original hand coloring and full margins.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/23/2009