Arabian peninsula Mecca Middle East noting wells ruined cities 1712 Moll mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Middle East, Red Sea, Aden, Syria, Mecca, Oman).
Issued 1712, London, by Herman Moll.
Notes caravan route across the peninsula to Mecca as well appearing as a vast province (much larger than typical). Ruins of ancient cities cited as well as wells along the route to mecca and the qaultiy of their water.
Increasing scarce early 18th century engraved map. Overall paper toning, light scattered spotting (nothing offensive visually).
Original fold-lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 9"H x 13 1/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 7"H x 10 1/8"W.
Tibbets, Arabia in Early Maps, 209.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3.
Al Ankary, Arabian Peninsula in Old European Maps, 125.(noting the Red Sea is severely distored in shape and the Arabian gulf is called "Gulf of Bassoro".
McMinn, Maps of Arabia: 500 Years, 40, 43.