Map Persia Arabia &c.

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  • Persia Arabia &c.


  • "This 1852 map from the New Universal Atlas by the Philadelphia publisher Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. shows the Arabian Peninsula, the kingdom of Persia, Afghanistan, and Baluchistan. The provinces of Persia, including Irakadjemi, Fars, Khorasan, and Kerman, are shown by different colors. The Arabian Peninsula is divided into the traditional divisions used by European geographers, Arabia Petrea, Arabia Felix, and Arabia Deserta. Yemen and Oman are shown, along with the locations of important towns, mountains, ruins, and wells and sources of fresh water in the Arabian Desert. Afghanistan includes the northern province of Balkh, which was conquered in 1850 by Dōst Moḥammad Khān, the emir of Afghanistan. The New Universal Atlas was based on an atlas published in 1846 under the same title by Mitchell & Sons, the firm founded by the pioneering American geographer and map publisher S. Augustus Mitchell (1792-1868). The "universal" designation notwithstanding, it included mainly maps of the United States." World Digital Library.

Contributor Names

  • Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Created / Published

  • [Philadelphia] : Thomas Cowperthwait & Co, [1852]

Subject Headings

  • -  Afghanistan--Maps
  • -  Balochistan (Pakistan)--Maps
  • -  Middle East--Maps
  • -  Afghanistan
  • -  Middle East
  • -  Pakistan--Balochistan


  • Maps


  • -  "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1852 by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania."
  • -  Divides Persia in sub-boundaries, including Afghanistan and Beloochistan.
  • -  Includes "Explanation" key with symbols for capitals, important towns and Inferior--Do.
  • -  LC copy hand colored and stamped "626888."
  • -  Relief shown by hachures.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.


  • 1 map ; 29 x 35 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G7420 1852 .T5


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2013593007

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. Persia Arabia &c. [Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait & Co, 1852] Map.

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Thomas, C. &. C. (1852) Persia Arabia &c. [Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait & Co] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. Persia Arabia &c. [Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait & Co, 1852] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.