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  • Map
    Map of the Arabian Peninsula. This map is from a collection of 65 projectable lantern slides relating to the Arab Revolt of 1916-18, an important theater of operations during World War I. By supporting the revolt against Ottoman Rule, the British sought to weaken the Ottoman Empire, which was aligned with Germany and Austria-Hungary. For their part, the Arabs hoped to secure independence and create a unified empire embracing...
    • Date: 1915
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    Map of Arabia and the Persian Gulf. This map of the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf emphasizes the physical terrain and transportation routes as surveyed in 1916 by the Survey of India, the cartographic branch of the British government of India. It was prepared at the beginning of the British campaign against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The map provided a general view of the Middle East...
    • Contributor: Burrard, Sidney Gerald, Sir - Survey of India
    • Date: 1917
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    Map of Ancient Arabia.
    Arabiae Veteris Typus
    This map of the Arabian Peninsula, published in 1720, shows Arabia Felix, Arabia Deserta, and Arabia Petraea. Other regions included are Palestine, Mesopotamia, Chaldea, Persia, Aegyptus, and Aethiopia. A large number of towns are shown. The title cartouche includes nine vignette coins. The tribal and town names on the map are those used by Ptolemy. Some are used more than once, with variations. Thus...
    • Contributor: Weigel, Christoph
    • Date: 1720
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    Newest Map of Arabia.
    Neueste Karte Von Arabien
    This color map in German appeared as plate 80 in Grosser Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde (Large portable atlas of all parts of the world), published by the Bibliographic Institute of Joseph Meyer (1796-1856). The map shows the Arabian Peninsula as well as neighboring parts of Africa, including Egypt, present-day Sudan, and Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia). Colored lines are used to demarcate kingdoms and...
    • Contributor: Meyer, Joseph - Radefeld, Carl Christian Franz
    • Date: 1845
  • Map
    A Map of North Western Arabia and Nejd. This map shows portions of present-day Jordan and Saudi Arabia. It was drawn by British traveler Charles Montagu Doughty (1843-1926) and published in 1884. A similar map accompanied the first edition of Doughty's famous Travels in Arabia Deserta, published in 1888. The map shows northwestern Arabia and Nejd (Najd), the remote uplands of central Saudi Arabia. It shows significant topographic detail and human habitation...
    • Contributor: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) - Doughty, Charles Montagu
    • Date: 1884
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    A New Map of Arabia: Divided into Its Several Regions and Districts.
    A New Map of Arabia: Divided into its several regions and districts
    This map of Arabia, published in London in 1794, is an English translation of a map by the French cartographer and geographer Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782). Appointed the first geographer to the king of France in 1773, d'Anville was one of the most important mapmakers of the 18th century, known for the accuracy and scientific quality of his maps. The work presented here is...
    • Contributor: Anville, Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon D - Niebuhr, Carsten
    • Date: 1794
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    New Map of the Arabia Felix (South-Eastern Arabian Peninsula).
    Arabia Felice nvova tavola
    This map of Arabia Felix is a copper-plate engraving dating from 1561, after Giacomo Gastaldi's map of 1548. It shows the Arabian Peninsula, Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Strait of Hormuz, and part of the Indian Ocean. The Qatar Peninsula southeast of Baharam (present-day Bahrain) can be clearly distinguished. This edition is by Girolamo Ruscelli (died 1566), a Venetian cartographer, polymath, and humanist. One of...
    • Contributor: Gastaldi, Giacomo - Ruscelli, Girolamo, Died Approximately 1565
    • Date: 1561

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    Arabia. This 1662 Latin map of Arabia is a copy of an earlier map by Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638), the founder of the Blaeu cartographic firm. It is one of the first maps to show internal features of the Arabian Peninsula. Mountains are depicted, oases denoted by trees, and points used to indicate pearl deposits in the Arabian Gulf. The map uses dotted lines to...
    • Contributor: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon
    • Date: 1622
  • Map
    A New Map of Arabia, Including Egypt, Abyssinia, the Red Sea, from the Latest Authorities.
    A New Map of Arabia, Including Egypt, Abyssinia, the Red Sea &c., &c., from the Latest Authorities
    John Cary (circa 1754-1835) was a leading London engraver, map-, chart- and print-seller, and globe maker, active between 1787 and 1834. This map of 1804 shows the Arabian Peninsula and neighboring parts of Africa and the Middle East. Important caravan routes are marked, including the "route of the grand caravan of Sudan from the Niger to Cairo," "route of the caravan from Batsora [Basra]...
    • Contributor: Cary, John
    • Date: 1804
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    New and Accurate Map of Arabia, Asian Turkey, etc..
    Nieuwe en naukeurige kaart van Arabien Asiatisch Turkyen enz
    Emanuel Bowen (circa 1694-1767) enjoyed great renown as a cartographer, engraver, and publisher of maps. His prolific output and ability was recognized to such an extent that he was official engraver both to King George II of Great Britain and to King Louis XV of France. The map presented here was created and first engraved by Bowen, and it appeared in several of his...
    • Contributor: Jagen, Jan Van - Bowen, Emanuel - Bachiene, Willem Albert
    • Date: 1769
  • Map
    Arabia. This mid-19th-century British map shows the Arabian Peninsula and neighboring parts of Africa, including Egypt, the Sudan, and Abyssinia. The traditional Greek and Roman division of Arabia into the three parts of Arabia Petraea, Arabia Deserta, and Arabia Felix is used. Qatar is shown as Catura. Also indicated are Oman, Bahrain, and the territories of Mecca and Medina. The map emphasizes the vast, empty...
    • Date: 1860
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    Arabia. John Tallis and Company was a British mapmaking and publishing firm, founded by John Tallis (1817--76), which was active in London circa 1835-60. Tallis maps were known for their accurate information with numerous place-names and geographical details, as well as for the use of shaded areas to indicate topographical features. They are identifiable by the scrolling on the borders and the finely-drawn scenes inscribed...
    • Contributor: Warren, H. - Rapkin, John - Rogers, John
    • Date: 1850
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    Arabia. This map of the Arabian Peninsula appeared in the 1856 edition of the world atlas that was first published by James Wyld (1790-1836) in 1824 and in successive editions by his son, James Wyld the younger (1812-87). Political divisions are indicated by colored lines and the scale is in English miles. Cities, towns, wells, and caravan routes to Mecca are shown. An annotation on...
    • Date: 1856
  • Map
    Sixth Map of Asia, Including Arabia Felix, Carmania, and the Arabian Gulf.
    Tab. VI : Asiæ, Arabiam felicem, Carmaniam ac sinum Persicum
    Claudius Ptolemaeus (circa 100--circa 170), known as Ptolemy, was an astronomer, mathematician, and geographer of Greek descent who lived and worked in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. In his Geography, Ptolemy gathered all the geographic knowledge possessed by the Greco-Roman world. He invented the geographic coordinate system and devised a method of using a grid or graticule made up of lines of latitude and...
    • Contributor: Ptolemy, 2nd Century - Mercator, Gerhard
    • Date: 1578
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    Map of the Arabian Gulf from Basra to Cape Raʼs al-Hadd.
    Carte du Golfe Persique: depuis Bassora jusqu'au Cap Rasalgate
    This French chart of the Arabian Gulf dating from 1775 shows the coasts of the present-day countries of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and the coast of northern Oman, and in the northwest, coastal parts of Kuwait, Iran, and Iraq. An inset chart shows the islands of Karak and Korgo and Bundereek Bay (present-day Kharg, Kharku, and Bandar-e Rig). The map has...
    • Contributor: Après De Mannevillette, Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis D - Delahaye, Guillaume-Nicolas
    • Date: 1775
  • Map
    Map of the Arabian Coast, Red Sea, and Persian Gulf.
    Carte de la Coste d'Arabie, Mer Rouge, et Golfe de Perse
    This map of the coastlines of the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent regions is by the French hydrographer and cartographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-72). Bellin was attached to the French Marine Office for more than 50 years and specialized in producing maritime maps. He also made most of the maps for Histoire générale des voyages: ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer...
    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques-Nicolas - La Harpe, Jean-François De
    • Date: 1745
  • Map
    Arabia. This 1616 map is a reprint of a map originally published in 1598 by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), a Flemish cartographer and engraver who settled in Amsterdam in about 1593 and established a business that produced globes and the first large maps of the world. The map covers the territory from west of the Gulf of Suez to the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula,...
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus
    • Date: 1598
  • Map
    Arabia. This map of 1616, with Latin place names, is a reprint of a work by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612), a Flemish cartographer and engraver who settled in Amsterdam in about 1593 and established a business that produced globes and the first large maps of the world. The place names on the map are unclear. "Coromanis" is shown on many older maps as located in present-day...
    • Contributor: Hondius, Jodocus
    • Date: 1616
  • Map
    Map of Arabia, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea; Including Egypt, Nubia, and Abyssinia.
    Carte de l'Arabie, du Golfe Persique, et de la Mer Rouge, avec l'Egypte, la Nubie et l'Abissinie
    This map of the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding areas was most likely created by the French cartographer and hydrologist Rigobert Bonne (1727-94). It is probably a proof copy of the map of the same title published in his Atlas des toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre (Atlas of all known land surfaces of the globe). The Arabian Peninsula is the main focus of...
    • Contributor: Bonne, Rigobert
    • Date: 1780
  • Map
    Overview Map of Arabia. Based on C. Ritter's Geography Book III, West Asia, Parts XII-XIII.
    Übersichts-Karte Von Arabien : Zu C. Ritter's Erdkunde Buch III, West-Asien, Theil XII, XIII
    German geographer and cartographer Heinrich Kiepert (1818--99) is generally regarded as one of the most important scholarly cartographers of the second half of the 19th century. He was head of the Geographical Institute in Weimar between 1845 and 1852 and professor at the University of Berlin from 1852 until his death. Shown here is Kiepert's 1852 map of Arabia. As indicated in the title,...
    • Contributor: Kiepert, Heinrich - Mahlmann, Heinrich - Ritter, Carl
    • Date: 1852
  • Map
    Northern Arabia. This highly detailed map was produced by the British War Office for the Royal Geographical Society with the permission of the controller of His Majesty's Stationery Office in March 1922. It shows the physical features of northern Arabia, i.e., the steppe from Arabian Hasa (often seen as Ahsa) in the southeast to Jerusalem in the northwest. Physical features include altitude contours, lakes, rivers, and...
    • Contributor: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) - Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section - Carruthers, Douglas
    • Date: 1922
  • Map
    Colton's Persia, Arabia, Et cetera.
    Persia, Arabia &c.
    This map showing the Arabian Peninsula, Persia (present-day Iran), Afghanistan, and Baluchistan (present-day Iran and Pakistan) was published in 1855 by the G.W. and C.B. Colton and Company of New York. Coloring is used to indicate borders and certain provinces or settled areas. The map shows cities, mountains, and roads, and includes some notes on topographical features. The old Qatari city of Al Zabara...
    • Contributor: J.H. Colton & Company - Colton, G. Woolworth (George Woolworth)
    • Date: 1855

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    The history of Arabia. The History of Arabia, Ancient and Modern is a two-volume study, first published in 1833, by the Scottish Presbyterian cleric and man of letters Andrew Crichton (1790-1855). In his preface, Crichton presents his book as a first effort to "connect the past with the illustrations of modern discovery so as to exhibit the whole in moderate compass," that is, in only two volumes. He...
    • Contributor: Crichton, Andrew
    • Date: 1838
  • Map
    Travel Routes of Northern Arabia. Shown here is a rough map of the Bedouin grazing routes in the Arabian Desert from Palmyra, Syria, in the north to Hijaz (in present-day Saudi Arabia) in the south. The map was published by the Société de Géographie (Geographical Society) of France in 1884. It provides little precise topographic detail, but significant features such as "basalt plateau" or "year-round water flow" are noted....
    • Contributor: Huber, Charles - Geographical Society (France) - Hansen, Jules
    • Date: 1884
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    Colton's Persia, Arabia, Et cetera.
    Colton's Persia, Arabia, &c.
    This map showing the Arabian Peninsula, Persia (present-day Iran), Afghanistan, Baluchistan (present-day Iran and Pakistan), and adjacent territories was copyrighted in 1855 by J.H. Colton & Company of New York. Coloring is used to indicate borders and certain provinces or settled areas. The map shows cities, mountains, and roads, and includes some notes on topographical features. The old Qatari city of al-Zabarah is shown....
    • Contributor: J.H. Colton & Company - Colton, G. Woolworth (George Woolworth)
    • Date: 1865

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