Map Arabia: According To Its Modern Divisions.
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- Arabia: According To Its Modern Divisions.
- "Arabia According to Its Modern Divisions" shows the Arabian Peninsula with the three-part division traditionally used in European sources into Arabia Petraea, Arabia Deserta, and Arabia Felix. Deserts, seaports, and the pearl beds along the coast are indicated. Qatar is shown as Catura. Four different distance scales--Arabian miles, Turkish miles, Persian parasangs, and British miles--are provided. Published in 1794, the map was compiled and drawn by Samuel Dunn (circa 1723-94), a teacher of mathematics and navigation who made original contributions to solving the problem of determining longitude. In addition to making maps, Dunn wrote a number of books on mathematics and navigation, including The Description and Use of the Universal Planispheres (1759) and The Theory and Practice of the Longitude at Sea (1778). This map was published by the firm of Laurie & Whittle, a partnership of the engraver Robert Laurie (circa 1755-1836) and print seller James Whittle (1757-1818) that was known for its accurate maps and nautical charts.
- Dunn, Samuel, died 1794 Creator.
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- London : Laurie & Whittle, 1794.
- - Djibouti
- - Eritrea
- - Ethiopia
- - Somalia
- - Sudan
- - Bahrain
- - Egypt
- - Iraq
- - Israel
- - Jordan
- - Kuwait
- - Lebanon
- - Oman
- - Qatar
- - Saudi Arabia
- - Syrian Arab Republic
- - United Arab Emirates
- - Yemen
- - 1794
- - Arabian Gulf
- - Arabian Peninsula
- - Persian Gulf
- - Red Sea
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - "Scale approximately 1:9,387,800"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
- - Original resource extent: 1 map ; 47 x 59 centimeters.
- - Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Gordon Goodwin, "Dunn, Samuel (bap. 1723, d. 1794)," revised Anita McConnell, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
- - Original resource at: Qatar National Library.
- - Content in English.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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- Saudi Arabia
- Syrian Arab Republic
- United Arab Emirates
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Dunn, Samuel, Died 1794 Creator. Arabia: According To Its Modern Divisions. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668551/.
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Dunn, S. (1794) Arabia: According To Its Modern Divisions. London: Laurie & Whittle. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668551/.
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Dunn, Samuel, Died 1794 Creator. Arabia: According To Its Modern Divisions. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668551/>.