D'Anville, [Jean Baptiste Bourguignon] / Schrämbl, Franz Anton. Karte von Asien. [Map of Asia].

Vienna, F. A. Schraembl (& J. G Trassler in Brno), 1786.

3 engraved maps of 2 sheets each (ca. 740 x 790 mm, 980 x 700 mm, 510 x 1070 mm) in contemporary light border colour, cut into segments and mounted on cloth. Engraved by Jacob Adam and A. Amon. Scale ca. 1:7.4 million. Folded in contemporary marbled slipcase with leather cover label.


Complete set of Schraembl's Asia maps, based on D'Anville's maps with improvements by the Austrian cartographer F. A. Schraembl and also issued as part of his "Great General Atlas" (Vienna, P. J. Schalbacher, 1786-1803). The first map shows the Near and Middle East from Turkey and Egypt to Arabia, Persia, India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Although the southwestern part of the Gulf is poorly explored, various Gulf cities are identified, including "Dsjulfar" (Ras al-Khaimah), "Mekehoan" (Umm Al Quwain), "Kalba", and "Ras ol Lima". The city of "Al Katif" is clearly identified. The Qatar Peninsula is entirely absent, but the island of Bahrain is noted (though misaligned), and the coastline between "Gattar" (south of Bahrain) and Kalba is marked as a "little-known coast".

A well-preserved set.

Phillipps I, 694. Kretschmer/Dörflinger, Lex. Kartogr. 566. Dörflinger/Hühnel I, 133, 11-16. Not in Al-Qasimi, Al-Ankary, Couto/Bacqué-Grammont/Taleghani, etc.