Auction 173, Lot 365

"Golfe Persique Dresse en 1758 et Publie en 76", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: Persian Gulf

Period: 1776 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 11.1 inches
43.9 x 28.2 cm

This uncommon map of the Persian Gulf was prepared by d'Anville as part of a lecture to the Academie des Belles-Lettres. It extends from the Shatt al-Arab delta to the Strait of Hormuz and features rhumb lines, islands, banks, and some anchorages. There are place names along the coasts, including Abadan, Bandar Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, and Julfar (Ras Al Khaimah). Bahrain is shown, but Quatar is nowhere to be found; there is a note where it should be that says that particular stretch of coast is unknown. Five distance scales appear beneath the title.


Condition: A

On a sturdy sheet with a 1788 watermark.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/5/2019