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Auction 181, Lot 599

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

Subject: Arabia

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 8.4 inches
24.9 x 21.3 cm

This is a Dutch version, engraved by J. van Schley, of Bellin's map of Arabia and the Red Sea. The emphasis is 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. This map is more elaborately decorated with a flourishing title cartouche and a compass rose. The Dutch title is in the bottom margin: Kaart van de Kust van Arabie, de Roode-Zee en de Golf van Persie.

References: cf. Ankary #164; cf. Tibbetts #269.

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 2/10/2021