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

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Title

  • Map of Arabia, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea; Including Egypt, Nubia, and Abyssinia.

Other Title

  • Carte de l'Arabie, du Golfe Persique, et de la Mer Rouge, avec l'Egypte, la Nubie et l'Abissinie

Summary

  • 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 the map, but it also covers much of the Nile Valley on the western shore of the Red Sea. The atlas was created to serve the global commercial and political interests of European traders and officials. Rigobert Bonne was one of many outstanding French cartographers of the 18th century. Self-taught in mathematics, he rose in the French administration to become chief hydrologist of the state Maritime Department. As a theoretician, he published a revision of global cartographic projection entitled Principes sur les mesures en longueur et en capacité (Principles of measurement of length and volume), a copy of which he sent to Thomas Jefferson in 1790 for discussion at the American Philosophical Society.

Names

  • Bonne, Rigobert, 1727-1794 Creator.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1780.

Headings

  • -  Eritrea
  • -  Ethiopia
  • -  Somalia
  • -  Sudan
  • -  Bahrain
  • -  Egypt
  • -  Kuwait
  • -  Oman
  • -  Qatar
  • -  Saudi Arabia
  • -  United Arab Emirates
  • -  Yemen
  • -  1780
  • -  Arabian Peninsula

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 map ; 21 x 31 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Qatar National Library.
  • -  Content in French.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668590

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Chicago citation style:

Bonne, Rigobert, Creator. Map of Arabia, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea; Including Egypt, Nubia, and Abyssinia. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1780] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668590/.

APA citation style:

Bonne, R. (1780) Map of Arabia, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea; Including Egypt, Nubia, and Abyssinia. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668590/.

MLA citation style:

Bonne, Rigobert, Creator. Map of Arabia, the Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea; Including Egypt, Nubia, and Abyssinia. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1780] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668590/>.