Lot 597: Moll map of Arabia

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:50

Lot 597: Author: Moll, Herman; Title: Arabia, According to the Newest and most Exact Observations; Place Published: London; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: c.1712; Description: Copper-engraved map, hand-colored in outline. 17.5x25.5 cm. (7x10").The Arabian peninsula north to Baghdad and beyond, with engraved comment on the map such as "Desert without water or habitation," "Tschah Haffar where there is a well of good water," etc. The Muslim pilgrimage route from Basra to Mecca is shown. The southeast portion of the peninsula is designated "Happy Arabia" [i.e. Arabia Felix). Condition: Paper slightly toned; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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