1721 Map of Turky, Arabia and Persia. Corrected from the latest Travels & from ye Observations of ye Royal Societys of London & Paris by G. de L’Isle
By: John Senex
Date: 1721 (Published) London
Dimensions: 18.5 x 22.44 inches (47 cm x 57 cm)
Area shown extends from eastern Spain, France, Italy, the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Mesopotamia, and Persia across to the Indus River. Also shown is North Africa from Algeria across to Egypt with the Nile, the Red Sea, and Abyssinia. At the center of the map is the Holy Land and Levant, extending down to all of the Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf. Interesting commentaries are scattered around the map (“Kingdom of Gorhan These people have a peculiar language and live continually in the Desarts; Mountains where it is said are found Emeralds; Zala a Little City where is a strong Citadel and noted for its Markets and Merchants”).
Condition: Fair condition. Vertical tear at bottom of center fold; tear in upper right margin; stains at edge of sheet far outside the margin, at lower right, upper right, lower left. Fold separation.
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