"Carte de l'Arabie qui se Divise en Arabie Petree, Deserte et Heureuse, Projettee et Assujettie aux Observations Celestes", Bonne/Lattre
Period: 1771 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Moderne
Color: Hand Color
17.9 x 12 inches
45.5 x 30.5 cm
This attractive map of the Arabian Peninsula is divided into the three classic divisions: Arabia Dererta, Arabia Petrae, and Arabia Felix. There is simple interior detail, with many cities named along the coastal areas of the Red Sea and Yemen. The Gulf is far less accurate, with Bahrain shown as two islands, with no sign of the Qatar promontory. A large decorative title cartouche adorns the map.
References: Ankary #200.
A nice impression with contemporary color on a sheet with a rosary beads watermark, light soiling, and some dampstains and toning along the edges of the sheet.