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Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea. Zara river (Dubai Creek). THOMSON 1830 map

Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea. Zara river (Dubai Creek). THOMSON 1830 map
Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea. Zara river (Dubai Creek). THOMSON 1830 map

Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea. Zara river (Dubai Creek). THOMSON 1830 map
Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea &c. Antique early 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring, 1830. Title of map:'Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea &c. The image below shows an enlarged cross section from the centre of the map to show the level of printed detail.

This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below. A large map of Arabia and adjacent countries. The Hajj caravan routes to Mecca are well marked, and there are numerous observations relating to sources of water when crossing the Arabian desert. Bahrein, "Kueit or Groeu" (Kuwait), and "Catura" (Qatar) are all marked, although the coastline of the Persian Gulf is somewhat inaccurate, and peninsula of Qatar itself is lacking.

The track of the French frigate "La Vénus" is shown on its voyage of discovery in the Red Sea; she later disappeared in a hurricane in 1788. The map shows the "Zare Riv[er]", the Zara river being the name given to Dubai Creek by the Ancient Greeks, extending inland. At its mouth is marked a building or tower marked as "Seer", probably the al Fahidi Fort, the oldest part of which was contructed in 1787. IMAGE SIZE: Approx 53.0 x 63.0cm, 20.75 x 24.75 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Drawn & engraved by John & George Menzies for John Thomson's "New General Atlas". PROVENANCE: "A new general atlas", consisting of a series of geographical designs, on various projections, exhibiting the form and component parts of the globe; and a collection of maps and charts, delineating the natural and political divisions of the Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World, Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Company, for John Thomson and Company, Edinburgh; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London; and John Cumming, Dublin [Thomson's New General Atlas]. TYPE: Antique early 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring. VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain.

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. I do not offer reproductions. It is not a modern copy. The term'original' when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique. Print' means any image created by applying an inked block to paper or card under pressure by any method including wood engraving, steel engraving, copperplate, wood cut and lithography. REMARKS: FRANCE: Gravures et Cartes anciennes. DEUTSCHLAND: Alte Lankarten und Stadt ansichten. ITALIA: Stampe e Mappe antiche.

ESPAÑA: Mapas antiquos y impresiones antiguas. The item "Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea. THOMSON 1830 map" is in sale since Wednesday, March 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".

The seller is "richben1066" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Source (Media Type): Atlas
  • Size: Approx 53.0 x 63.0cm, 20.75 x 24.75 inches
  • Item condition: Good- please read full description below
  • Verso: There is nothing on the reverse, which is plain
  • Provenance/Origin: Please scroll down - see detail below
  • Original/Reproduction: Original (defined below-doesn't imply uniqueness)
  • Date Printed: 1830
  • Original/ Repro: Original


Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea. Zara river (Dubai Creek). THOMSON 1830 map