Auction 96, Lot 409

"Carte des Trois Arabies. Tiree en Partie de l'Arabe de Nubie, en partie de diuers autres Autheurs", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Arabia

Period: 1654 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned with slightly faded original color & minor foxing in margins.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/12/2001

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