Wyld, James. Map of the countries lying between Turkey and Birmah, comprising Asia Minor, Persia, India, Egypt & Arabia and including the Black, Caspian & Red Seas.

London, James Wyld (Jr.), 1839.

Engraved map with publisher's hand-colour, measuring 790 x 1075 mm. Constant ratio linear horizontal scale, 1:8,000,000. Dissected and mounted on linen as issued. In the original publisher's slipcase with spine and title-label.


A large, handsome map of Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and part of Central Asia, notable for its accurate depiction of the Arabian Peninsula - a vast improvement over Wyld's 1824 map of the region. Insets show the Bosporus and the Dardanelles. Along the coast of the modern UAE, the map identifies (among numerous other localities) "Abothubbee", "Ras Hassan", "Ahoo Heyle", "Debai", "Sharja", "Aymaun", etc. This is one of the first British commercial (not official/governmental) maps to show Qatar in any detail and was no doubt informed by the first British survey of the Gulf, undertaken by George Barnes Brucks in the 1820s.

Well preserved.

OCLC 556415947. Not in the Al-Qasimi or Al-Ankary collections.