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Nr. 586: Carte des Trois Arabies

Early French map of the peninsula
Beschreibung:

“Carte des Trois Arabies. Tirée en Partie de l’Arabe de Nubie, en partie de divers autres Autheurs”. Map of the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent parts in original outline colour by Nicolas Sanson, engraved by J. Somer and published by Pierre Mariette, Paris “1654”. Verso no text. (PM) 40,6 x 49,3 cm.

Cf. Pastoureau, Sanson V (6). First state, from “Cartes Generales de toutes les parties du monde”, Paris 1658. – Very good impression of the whole plate with wide original margins on laid paper with a big Fleur-de-Lis watermark. Cartouche uncoloured. Guard removed, and few vertical creases taken out. In upper margin manuscript-No. “93” by an old hand. Excellent copy.
€ 1.800

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