Arabia Persian Gulf 1699 by Sanson nice antique map a scarce variantBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
l'Arabie Petree, Deserte et Heureuse
Issued 1699, Amsterdam by Arnout van Ravestein.
Cartography by Sanson et Fils.
Engraved by Anthony de Winter.
Fine antique engraved map printed at the end of the 17th century.
In near VG condition, light minor age wear & some faint browning along bottom edge, light trivial paper wrinkle, overall remaining clean and attractive.
Pleasing example of this fine and attractive original antique map.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/2" H x 12" W
Engraved area measures c. 8" H x 10 1/2" W.
Original center fold as issued.
Tibbets, Arabia in Early Maps , see 97 & 145
Al Ankary, Arabian Peninsula in Old European Maps , 85 (our 1699 example showing many variations in the engraved plate from their 1683 example)
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 4, p. 102-04.
not found in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici (indeed, no cartographic production by van Ravestein is found).
not in Brunet , Tresor de Livres Rares et Precieux.
see Phillips , Atlases in Library of Congress, 528 (same source, but issued 1700 by F. Halma and with slightly different author/ title)