Lot 619: Thomson map of Arabia

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:54

Lot 619: Author: Thomson, John; Title: Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea &c.; Place Published: Edinburgh; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1814; Description: Copper-engraved map, hand-colored in outline. Engraved by J. & G. Menzies. 45.2x50.5 cm (17¾x19¾").Detailed map focused on the Arabian Peninsula, the Horn of Africa (noted as myrrh and incense country), the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The map names routes across the Arabian Desert where water is available, and caravan routes across Africa to Mecca and Cairo. Provenance: P.J. Radford, 1972. Condition: Faint crease in Horn of Africa which occurred during printing; near fine, a nice impression. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $250-350
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