The fine map of the Arabian Peninsula showing Yemen, Oman, Bahrein, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia from the first edition of Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo by Girolamo Ruscelli published in Venice in 1561 at Valgrisi. There is a really interesting Italian text on verso that describes the early history and geography of the area. A feature of this first state is that some maps haven’t the platemark at top because two maps were engraved on the same plate and the resulting sheet halved. Ruscelli’s Atlas is an expanded edition of Gastaldi’s Atlas of 1548, which has been called the most comprehensive atlas produced between Martin Waldseemuller’s Geographiae of 1513, and the Abraham Ortelius Theatrum of 1570. Gastaldi’s maps were beautifully engraved on copper, marking a turning point in the history of cartography. From then on the majority of cartographic works used this medium. As it was a harder material than wood it gave the engraver the ability to render more detail. Gastaldi sought the most up-to-date geographical information available, and [he] became one of the greatest cartographers of the sixteenth century.
Arabia Felice Nuova Tavola
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A very interesting and decorative map of the Holy Land by the Jesuit monk Jacobus Tirinus. Oriented to the east, map depicts from Syria and Tyre southward as far as the Sinai, Egypt and Thebes. The Mediterranean is decorated with sailing ships and, in the lower left quadrant, a surveying tool between two censors. Surrounding the map proper on the left, right, and bottom margins, there are 19 maps and images of Biblical objects. The…
- Author: Jacobus Tirinus
- Dimension: 310 x 820 mm
- Place of publication: Venice
- Year: 1730
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An attractive miniature map of Turkish Empire centered on Natolia and Cyprus by Thomas Starling from popular Victorian atlas “The Royal Cabinet Atlas, And Universal Compendium Of All Places In The Known World” published by Bull and Churton in London in 1833. The map is accompanied by a page of text giving the latitude and longitude of the major towns.
- Author: STARLING Thomas
- Year: 1833
- Dimension: 145 x 90 mm
- Place of publication: London
Delightful small map of the ancient Turkish empire covering the Middle East (including Arabia and Oman) from the Mercator Hondius “Atlas Minor” published in Amsterdam in 1648 at Jannsonius with german text on verso. In 1607 Jodocus Hondius published a reduced size version of Mercator’s “Atlas”, itself suitably titled “Atlas Minor”. The maps were copied from those of the great cartographer Mercator of around 1580-90 or were reductions of Hondius’ own maps of 1606. Almost 20 years later Joannes J
- Author: MERCATOR Gerard - HONDIUS Henricus
- Year: 1648
- Dimension: 190 x 130 mm
- Place of publication: Amsterdam
A rare decorative large pictorial map of Turkey showing the economic production activities and sites in the Country. Includes text, table of export production data, color illustration of national flag, and photographic illustrations of economic activities.
Drawn by Liam Dunne (signed at bottom left) published in New York in 1950 circa.
- Author: Liam Dunne
- Dimension: 51 x 81 cm
- Place of publication: New York
- Year: 1950