Tirion, Isaak. Nieuwe Kaart van Arabia.

Amsterdam, J. Keizer, 1731.

Hand-coloured engraved map (355 x 290 mm).


Striking full-colour example of Tirion's detailed map. The map is highly detailed, including a number of the major roads and caravan routes, including those leading to Mekka and Medina. Two monument-style cartouches contain the title at upper right and three distance scales opposite. "This map shows a great advance on the others by showing the true extent of Turkish power. It has a curious mountain system, dividing the Peninsula into smaller regions" (Tibbets). Although it is mainly based on Delisle's map through de Fer, the map contains much original data.

Very well preserved.


Tibbetts 250. Al Ankary p. 330. Al-Qasimi 160.

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