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Auction 175, Lot 559

"Arabia", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Arabia

Period: 1600 (published)

Publication: Thresor de Chartes

Color: Hand Color

4.7 x 3.4 inches
11.9 x 8.6 cm
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This miniature map of the Arabian Peninsula is divided into three regions. A number of towns are shown, including Medina and Mecca, but they are placed too far north of their actual locations. A few short rivers are shown along the coasts, and a mountain range fills the interior. Adorned with a decorative cartouche. French text on verso.

The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is the second state with the added graduation lines from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.

References: Ankary #29; King (2nd ed.) p. 80-82; Tibbetts #54; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8180:341.

Condition: A

A nice impression with light toning and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $65

Closed on 11/13/2019