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Auction 138, Lot 743

"Isld. of Harmuz or Ormus", Salmon, Thomas

Subject: Hormuz, Iran

Period: 1752-53 (published)

Publication: The Universal Traveller

Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 5.5 inches
22.4 x 14 cm

Birds-eye view of Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf along the coast of Iran near Bandar-e Abbas. The settlements, fortifications, and topography of the island are depicted, with numerous sailing ships the waters. The eastern tip of Isld. Kishma (Qeshm) is shown at left, with an illustration of a well and the notation whence Ormus has its water.

References: McCorkle (British & Amer. Geog. Books) #375-14.

Condition: A

A minute hole in blank area of map image due to a paper flaw, and light toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/7/2011