Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Medina, La Mecca, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq; G. Mercator / Franciscus Halma / (C. Ptolemy) / L. Strick - Tab. VI° Asiae, Arabiam Felicem, Carmaniam ac Sinum Persicum comprehendens - 1681-1700

Description
Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Medina, La Mecca, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq; G. Mercator / Franciscus Halma / (C. Ptolemy) / L. Strick - Tab. VI° Asiae, Arabiam Felicem, Carmaniam ac Sinum Persicum comprehendens - 1681-1700
Original Folio Colored Copper Plate

This Map is an original 1599 copper engraving (16th century...).

This is the rare Ptolemaic edition, updated for the second time by F. Halma & L. Strick, on Gerardus Mercator’s maps, published in 1698 in his amazing work: Claudii Ptolemaei, Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti, Franciscus Halma, Utrecht & Leonard Strick... Etc, Etc, Etc; - Amsterdam - Utrecht by G. Mercator, 1698"

Beautiful map, very rich in details and embellishments, with wide margins, excellent water-colouring and very well detailed at every point.

The map is in very good condition, as per photos: it shows small signs of ageing, cuts or irrelevant holes at the edges do not affect at all the engraved area.

Map overall dimensions: 54 x 45 cm

Lot details
Object
Map
Country (current geographical location)
Middle East
Geographical specification
Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Medina, La Mecca, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq
Map maker/ publisher
G. Mercator / Franciscus Halma / (C. Ptolemy) / L. Strick
Map/ Book title
Tab. VI° Asiae, Arabiam Felicem, Carmaniam ac Sinum Persicum comprehendens
Period
1681-1700
Condition
Excellent
Technique
Copper engraving
Additional Information
Original Folio Colored Copper Plate
Size of the largest image
45×54 cm
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