Saudi Arabia Egypt African Kingdoms Mt. Moon 1811 John Cary lovely large old mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
A New Map of Arabia Including Egypt, Abyssinia, the Red Sea, &c, &c, From the Latest Authorities.
(Mediterranean Sea / Red Sea / Saudi Arabia/ North Africa/ Indian Ocean / Persian Gulf)
Issued c.1811, London by John Cary.
Attractive and desirable early 19th century antique engraved folio sheet map. With beautiful original full hand color.
Fascinating details within Africa, including a supposed island of Meroe in Nubia, a giant Lake of Dembrea with the Kingdom of this name, numerous small scattered Kingdoms, a capital of sheperds whose Queen lives their, Nile source mountains which correspond to the apocryphal Mts. of the Moon, etc.
Surface of map displays some damage due to old adhesions removing some of the engraved surface within Saudi Arabia and along the right side border.
Sill maintains a fine age patina and visual appeal.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 21 3/8"H x 24 5/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 18"H x 20"W.
Philips, Atlases in Library of Congress , 714.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p. 239.
Fordham, John Cary, pp. 78-82.
Map Collector 43, pp. 40-47 (Cary Family) and #57, pp. 32-7 (English Atlas).