"L'Arabia Divisa in Petrea, Deserta, e Felice", Zatta, Antonio
Period: 1784 (dated)
Publication: Atlante Novissimo
Color: Hand Color
15.9 x 12.3 inches
40.4 x 31.2 cm
Remarkably detailed map of the Arabian Peninsula showing interior topography and numerous place names. Although the title notes the three classic divisions - Arabia Felice, Arabia Petrea and Arabia Deserta - they are not clearly delineated on the map. The title cartouche incorporates an incense burner, symbolic of the exotic lands of Asia. Engraved by G. Pitteri.
References: Ankary #227; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ZAT-1a, Vol. 4 #3.
Full contemporary color on a bright sheet with light toning along the centerfold, a centerfold separation in the bottom margin, and a short centerfold separation in the center of the image that has been archivally repaired.