"Carte des Trois Arabies. Tiree en Partie de l'Arabe de Nubie, en partie de diuers autres Autheurs", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1654 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 15.6 inches
48.5 x 39.6 cm
This is one of the few 17th century maps to focus specifically on the Arabian Peninsula. It is beautifully engraved and surprisingly detailed with hundreds of tiny villages shown. There are five kingdoms delineated: Arabie Petree, Arabie Deserte, Yerack, Bahraim and Arabie Heureu. Large columnar style title cartouche.
Lightly toned with slightly faded original color & minor foxing in margins.