"Pays de Bassora, avec les Bourgs, Rivieres et Iles de sa Dependence, Habite par les Chretiens de S. Jean…", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Basra, Iraq
Period: 1730 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Nouveau
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11.1 inches
35.6 x 28.2 cm
This charming map of southeastern Iraq depicts the junction of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The important port city of Bassora (Basra) is depicted with a bird's-eye plan showing the skyline and walled fortifications. The remaining countryside features scattered small towns and palm trees. The finely engraved title cartouche features shepherd and two river gods representing the Tigris and Euphrates. Published by Covens & Mortier.
Printed on heavy, watermarked paper with original color.