Auction 165, Lot 642

"Carte de la Coste d'Arabie, Mer Rouge, et Golfe de Perse. Tiree de la Carte Francoise de l'Ocean Oriental...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Arabia

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

9.9 x 8.7 inches
25.1 x 22.1 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 Persian Gulf is depicted too wide and too far north. The map is nicely decorated with a title cartouche and a compass rose.

References: Al Ankary #164; Tibbetts #269.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark, faint offsetting, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/15/2017